Wall fix almost ready for City of South Perth

City of South Perth chief executive Geoff Glass and John McGrath, MLA for South Perth, pictured with the new structure at the South Perth foreshore.  Picture: Marie Nirme           d447634
City of South Perth chief executive Geoff Glass and John McGrath, MLA for South Perth, pictured with the new structure at the South Perth foreshore. Picture: Marie Nirme         d447634

THE City of South Perth’s river wall replacement and promenade path project on the foreshore of the Mends Street Jetty precinct is almost complete.

The $2.3 million project commenced in August 2014 to replace the damaged river walls on either side of the Mends Street Jetty.

South Perth MLA John McGrath with the City lobbied the State Government to recognise the need for funding the repair work.

The Swan River Trust contributed $1 million to the project to replace existing walls and construct contemporary flatter capping for comfortable seating.

The new promenade boasts a pathway about five metres wide and includes programmable LED lighting to make it safer for pedestrians.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the site was already proving to be a popular day and evening attraction. “It is great to see the new promenade buzzing with activity throughout the day and well into the evening; it really created a fantastic family-friendly atmosphere.”

The City is well into the final stage of the project installing new irrigation and renovating and replacing turf.

The work should be completed over the next few weeks.