Progress for Old Mill plan

Progress for Old Mill plan

At tonight’s council meeting, the City of South Perth will consider an updated report that asks council to receive the completion and results of studies conducted, and to receive a report at a future council meeting that suggests further progress elements of the concept.

The City would particularly like to focus on the Tram House and Millers Pool component of the project. The City is considering a tram house to hold a tram that has been restored and is now at Perth Electric Tramways Society’s workshops at Whiteman Park.

Funding of $550,000 has been provided in the current budget for the Tram House.

Millers Pool is another important component of the project as it provides the connection to when the Old Mill was operational and the delivery of flour to Perth.

The concept plans to increase the size of the pool and to pave the surrounds, making it more attractive to pedestrians.

However, because of the cost associated with a project this size, estimated at $5.8 million, it is suggested that further design work occurs.