Wellington Square Enhancement

Latest News:

Expressions of Interest for Construction Reference Group (CRG) now closed

The request for Expressions of Interest in the Construction Reference Group for the Wellington Square Enhancement project has now closed. All those who nominated will be notified of the outcome in early October 2019, with the first meeting planned for November 2019.

Construction to commence in early 2020

After extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders, the detailed design for Wellington Square Enhancement is now being finalised and construction is anticipated to commence in early 2020. An Expression of Interest will be issued to prospective contractors in late July 2019; shortlisted proponents will then be invited to tender for the work, with contract award expected in early 2020..

The construction is commencing later than originally anticipated in order to secure the best value for money outcome for City of Perth ratepayers.


Construction Staging

The enhancement of Wellington Square will be staged over three years, to minimise disruption to local residents and park users, and provide value for money for City of Perth ratepayers.

The elements of the Masterplan that are currently funded and will be delivered by 2022 include:

  • Basketball courts
  • Intergenerational Playground
  • Formal sports ground
  • Place of Reflection
  • New toilets
  • Footpaths and lighting
  • New trees and landscaping
  • Permanent infrastructure for events such as open air markets
  • Exercise circuit
  • BBQ and picnic facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • CCTV
  • Passive recreation areas

The successful contractor will be tasked with developing a construction staging program that ensures significant areas of Wellington Square remain accessible for community enjoyment during the construction.

Future developments, currently unfunded, may include tennis courts and sports changerooms/club rooms. City of Perth will be seeking external funding contributions to subsidise the cost of these facilities.


Playground design

The design for the Intergenerational Playground has been developed with input from local primary and high schools, TAFE students, the general community and the Whadjuk Working Group. This feedback is being incorporated into the concept design, which is expected to be complete in August. Once the concept has been finalised, further detailed design work will be undertaken, and construction of the playground is expected to commence in mid-2020. More information about the Intergenerational Playground can be found here.


Stolen Generation artwork

The City of Perth is currently working with Bringing Them Home Committee, Yokai (a local organisation that supports those adversely affected by policies and practices of separating Aboriginal peoples from their families, communities, countries and cultures) and the broader Aboriginal community to commission a public artwork to acknowledge the Stolen Generation in Wellington Square, to be installed in 2020.

The artwork will be located in a dedicated site in the north-west corner of Wellington Square to acknowledge the Stolen Generation and provide a place for reflection and healing.


The Wellington Square Final Masterplan was endorsed by Council on 25 September 2018. We will continue to provide project updates on this page, so please check back in if you are interested in following the progress of the enhancement of Wellington Square.

Latest News:

Expressions of Interest for Construction Reference Group (CRG) now closed

The request for Expressions of Interest in the Construction Reference Group for the Wellington Square Enhancement project has now closed. All those who nominated will be notified of the outcome in early October 2019, with the first meeting planned for November 2019.

Construction to commence in early 2020

After extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders, the detailed design for Wellington Square Enhancement is now being finalised and construction is anticipated to commence in early 2020. An Expression of Interest will be issued to prospective contractors in late July 2019; shortlisted proponents will then be invited to tender for the work, with contract award expected in early 2020..

The construction is commencing later than originally anticipated in order to secure the best value for money outcome for City of Perth ratepayers.


Construction Staging

The enhancement of Wellington Square will be staged over three years, to minimise disruption to local residents and park users, and provide value for money for City of Perth ratepayers.

The elements of the Masterplan that are currently funded and will be delivered by 2022 include:

  • Basketball courts
  • Intergenerational Playground
  • Formal sports ground
  • Place of Reflection
  • New toilets
  • Footpaths and lighting
  • New trees and landscaping
  • Permanent infrastructure for events such as open air markets
  • Exercise circuit
  • BBQ and picnic facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • CCTV
  • Passive recreation areas

The successful contractor will be tasked with developing a construction staging program that ensures significant areas of Wellington Square remain accessible for community enjoyment during the construction.

Future developments, currently unfunded, may include tennis courts and sports changerooms/club rooms. City of Perth will be seeking external funding contributions to subsidise the cost of these facilities.


Playground design

The design for the Intergenerational Playground has been developed with input from local primary and high schools, TAFE students, the general community and the Whadjuk Working Group. This feedback is being incorporated into the concept design, which is expected to be complete in August. Once the concept has been finalised, further detailed design work will be undertaken, and construction of the playground is expected to commence in mid-2020. More information about the Intergenerational Playground can be found here.


Stolen Generation artwork

The City of Perth is currently working with Bringing Them Home Committee, Yokai (a local organisation that supports those adversely affected by policies and practices of separating Aboriginal peoples from their families, communities, countries and cultures) and the broader Aboriginal community to commission a public artwork to acknowledge the Stolen Generation in Wellington Square, to be installed in 2020.

The artwork will be located in a dedicated site in the north-west corner of Wellington Square to acknowledge the Stolen Generation and provide a place for reflection and healing.


The Wellington Square Final Masterplan was endorsed by Council on 25 September 2018. We will continue to provide project updates on this page, so please check back in if you are interested in following the progress of the enhancement of Wellington Square.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete and submit this form by 5pm Monday 16 September 2019.

    Please complete and submit this form by 5pm Monday 16 September 2019.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    One of the key elements of the Wellington Square Masterplan is the creation of an Intergenerational Playground.
    Whilst traditionally playspaces in the past were considered the domain of young children, the current best practice across the world is creating welcoming fun playspaces that everyone in the community can enjoy. Whether you are a parent with young children, a teenager, young adult or older member of the community, being able to recreate and have fun is a key focus of this iconic destination space.  It is therefore important that we hear from people of all ages and having those not normally

    One of the key elements of the Wellington Square Masterplan is the creation of an Intergenerational Playground.
    Whilst traditionally playspaces in the past were considered the domain of young children, the current best practice across the world is creating welcoming fun playspaces that everyone in the community can enjoy. Whether you are a parent with young children, a teenager, young adult or older member of the community, being able to recreate and have fun is a key focus of this iconic destination space.  It is therefore important that we hear from people of all ages and having those not normally associated with playspaces contribute to its design.

    The City of Perth is inviting you to have your say!

    The survey closes at 5pm on Thursday 2 May 2019.

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  • The consultation period has now closed.

    City of Perth has been working with the community and stakeholders to develop a draft masterplan to revitalise Wellington Square. We look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

    Click below to take our short survey.

    City of Perth has been working with the community and stakeholders to develop a draft masterplan to revitalise Wellington Square. We look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

    Click below to take our short survey.

    Complete Form