South Perth Promenade officially unveiled last week


John McGrath, Sue Doherty and Albert Jacob at the new and improved promenade.
John McGrath, Sue Doherty and Albert Jacob at the new and improved promenade.

THE $3.9 million South Perth promenade and wall projects that commenced in 2014 have now been unveiled.

Minister of Environment and Heritage Albert Jacob officially opened the new and improved promenade and Mends Street river wall last week .

Since August 2014, member for South Perth John McGrath and the City lobbied the State Government for recognition of the importance of replacement work and the need for funding to maintain it.

The Swan River Trust contributed $1 million to the projects.

The first stage of the project was completed late last year and encompassed the replacement of river wall with a limestone block wall that was curved to the riverside to mitigate foreshore erosion.

The promenade project now includes new seating, LED lighting and a replacement of the surrounding turf.

“The space has changed markedly, it is both vibrant and welcoming for those visiting the City’s picturesque riverside parks and beaches,” Mayor Sue Doherty said.

“Areas have been constructed to allow people to sit and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Perth city skyline.”