East End Revitalisation Program

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EAST END REVITALISATION PROGRAM – STAY INFORMED - UPDATE: MAY 2020

Despite the impacts of COVID-19, the East End Revitalisation project team have continued to work hard over the last few months to bring exciting news:


Georgiou Construction is the chosen Contractor

Following a thorough tender process the City has awarded the construction of the East End Revitalisation to Georgiou Group. The City will provide a detailed review of programming to accelerate construction during this very difficult period. Construction is currently scheduled to commence in June 2020. More news and details will be released shortly.

For more information click here: https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/news-and-updates/all-news/east-end-revitalisation-construction-acclerated


New Public Artwork - Cygna

A modernist interpretation of Perth’s graceful black swan and the winding Swan River is set to become an iconic feature of the City’s east end. Standing on the corner of Hay and Pier Streets as a visual draw card, Dr Jon Tarry’s concept Cygna (The Swan) will develop notions of cultural mapping, rivers and flight paths of birds.

Dr Tarry's interpretation of the artwork is of black swans articulating their necks with agility which, like the river, emerges as sculptural loop suggesting a connection down Pier and Hay Streets to the river.

For more information, please visit the Document Library.


New Public Space gets a Whadjuk Nyoongar name - Kaal Yimniny

On 28 April 2020, City of Perth Commissioners endorsed the Whadjuk Nyoongar name Kaal yimniny meaning ‘fire here’ for a new public space in the City’s east end. Kaal yimniny refers to the area historically being used for fires, with the new space due to include overhead lighting, outdoor dining seating, raised planters and endemic planting.

The creation of a new public space on the corner of Hay and Pier Streets offered a unique opportunity to give the space a Whadjuk Nyoongar name and continue to acknowledge, recognise and engage with the traditional owners of city lands - the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.

The proposed name for the new public space has been selected by the City’s Elders Advisory Group, supported by South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and confirmed by the Noongar Language Centre. The City is pleased to confirm that this new place name has now also been formally supported by Landgate and will appear on City wayfinding signage, maps and in ongoing promotional material.

For more information, please visit the Document Library


Historic Heart Planters to be relocated

The City has been working closely with Historic Heart to relocate the Historic Heart planter boxes currently found on Pier and Hay Streets to their new home on Murray Street. The planters will be moved by Respoke (designers and manufacturers) in May 2020 in preparation for the commencement of construction works.

For more information on Historic Heart please visit https://historicheart.com/


Business Continuity Package

The City has developed a business continuity package which includes a 'Quick Guide to Business Continuity' and a Voucher Scheme which will be used to encourage the public to visit businesses in the East End. The City will shortly be engaging with businesses once we return to work. The Business Continuity Guide can be found in the Document Library.


THE STORY SO FAR

The East End Revitalisation Program aims to improve the environment, character and quality of the East End precinct through revitalisation of the streetscape in Hay, Pier and Irwin Streets. The program will support the creation of great streets; streets that are comfortable, safe and tree lined with plenty of invitations to stay

BACKGROUND

Originally known as the Hay Street East Masterplan, this project was initially approved by the City of Perth Council in 2014. Key elements of the 2018 Masterplan include:

  • Increasing quality of the street network by continuing two-way traffic movement along Hay Street to Victoria Avenue
  • Irwin Street Plaza
  • Hay Street Pedestrian Priority Zone
  • Wide footpaths to enhance the pedestrian environment and allow for a variety of activities to take place such as outdoor dining
  • Introduction of an integrated cycling route
  • High quality street furniture including new benches, bicycle parking, water fountains and enhanced lighting
  • Additional tree planting to help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, making the street cooler in summer and creating a pleasant place to meet and socialise.

HAY STREET PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY ZONE (PPZ)

Streets make up the majority of public space in our city. Streets play an important role as arteries to get around, as destinations, as well as offering the opportunity to socialise, conduct business, dine or sit and relax. The Hay Street PPZ will change the character of the street, providing more space and amenity for pedestrians, and less space for vehicles.

ONGOING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

In the past six months, community consultation has been ongoing including targeted face to face meetings with key stakeholders and businesses within the project zone.

As we move closer to construction, during January and February, ongoing engagement will also include:

  • Engage Perth project updates
  • Invitations will be sent shortly to form a Community Construction Reference Group (see online form below)
  • Continued Project mailouts
  • Ongoing social media and marketing
  • Construction hoarding imagery, including imagery, commentary, key dates and timing
  • Project signboards, including imagery, commentary, key dates and timing
  • Opening day event
  • Banners and signage advertising the change in conditions


DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE? Visit the Engage Perth Document Library.


EAST END REVITALISATION PROGRAM – STAY INFORMED - UPDATE: MAY 2020

Despite the impacts of COVID-19, the East End Revitalisation project team have continued to work hard over the last few months to bring exciting news:


Georgiou Construction is the chosen Contractor

Following a thorough tender process the City has awarded the construction of the East End Revitalisation to Georgiou Group. The City will provide a detailed review of programming to accelerate construction during this very difficult period. Construction is currently scheduled to commence in June 2020. More news and details will be released shortly.

For more information click here: https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/news-and-updates/all-news/east-end-revitalisation-construction-acclerated


New Public Artwork - Cygna

A modernist interpretation of Perth’s graceful black swan and the winding Swan River is set to become an iconic feature of the City’s east end. Standing on the corner of Hay and Pier Streets as a visual draw card, Dr Jon Tarry’s concept Cygna (The Swan) will develop notions of cultural mapping, rivers and flight paths of birds.

Dr Tarry's interpretation of the artwork is of black swans articulating their necks with agility which, like the river, emerges as sculptural loop suggesting a connection down Pier and Hay Streets to the river.

For more information, please visit the Document Library.


New Public Space gets a Whadjuk Nyoongar name - Kaal Yimniny

On 28 April 2020, City of Perth Commissioners endorsed the Whadjuk Nyoongar name Kaal yimniny meaning ‘fire here’ for a new public space in the City’s east end. Kaal yimniny refers to the area historically being used for fires, with the new space due to include overhead lighting, outdoor dining seating, raised planters and endemic planting.

The creation of a new public space on the corner of Hay and Pier Streets offered a unique opportunity to give the space a Whadjuk Nyoongar name and continue to acknowledge, recognise and engage with the traditional owners of city lands - the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.

The proposed name for the new public space has been selected by the City’s Elders Advisory Group, supported by South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and confirmed by the Noongar Language Centre. The City is pleased to confirm that this new place name has now also been formally supported by Landgate and will appear on City wayfinding signage, maps and in ongoing promotional material.

For more information, please visit the Document Library


Historic Heart Planters to be relocated

The City has been working closely with Historic Heart to relocate the Historic Heart planter boxes currently found on Pier and Hay Streets to their new home on Murray Street. The planters will be moved by Respoke (designers and manufacturers) in May 2020 in preparation for the commencement of construction works.

For more information on Historic Heart please visit https://historicheart.com/


Business Continuity Package

The City has developed a business continuity package which includes a 'Quick Guide to Business Continuity' and a Voucher Scheme which will be used to encourage the public to visit businesses in the East End. The City will shortly be engaging with businesses once we return to work. The Business Continuity Guide can be found in the Document Library.


THE STORY SO FAR

The East End Revitalisation Program aims to improve the environment, character and quality of the East End precinct through revitalisation of the streetscape in Hay, Pier and Irwin Streets. The program will support the creation of great streets; streets that are comfortable, safe and tree lined with plenty of invitations to stay

BACKGROUND

Originally known as the Hay Street East Masterplan, this project was initially approved by the City of Perth Council in 2014. Key elements of the 2018 Masterplan include:

  • Increasing quality of the street network by continuing two-way traffic movement along Hay Street to Victoria Avenue
  • Irwin Street Plaza
  • Hay Street Pedestrian Priority Zone
  • Wide footpaths to enhance the pedestrian environment and allow for a variety of activities to take place such as outdoor dining
  • Introduction of an integrated cycling route
  • High quality street furniture including new benches, bicycle parking, water fountains and enhanced lighting
  • Additional tree planting to help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, making the street cooler in summer and creating a pleasant place to meet and socialise.

HAY STREET PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY ZONE (PPZ)

Streets make up the majority of public space in our city. Streets play an important role as arteries to get around, as destinations, as well as offering the opportunity to socialise, conduct business, dine or sit and relax. The Hay Street PPZ will change the character of the street, providing more space and amenity for pedestrians, and less space for vehicles.

ONGOING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

In the past six months, community consultation has been ongoing including targeted face to face meetings with key stakeholders and businesses within the project zone.

As we move closer to construction, during January and February, ongoing engagement will also include:

  • Engage Perth project updates
  • Invitations will be sent shortly to form a Community Construction Reference Group (see online form below)
  • Continued Project mailouts
  • Ongoing social media and marketing
  • Construction hoarding imagery, including imagery, commentary, key dates and timing
  • Project signboards, including imagery, commentary, key dates and timing
  • Opening day event
  • Banners and signage advertising the change in conditions


DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE? Visit the Engage Perth Document Library.