Canning City Centre - Cecil Avenue

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Image: Cecil Avenue Concept

From Planning to Implementation

Canning City Centre

The Canning City Centre project will transform the landscape of Cannington as we know it, creating a vibrant public realm boasting a retail hub, commercial opportunities, pedestrian-friendly main street, new and diverse living options and quality spaces designed to increase community interactivity and energy.

The Canning City Centre Regeneration Program (‘Program’) is one of the key priorities for Council as set out in the Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan. Delivery of this Program is also in line with the State Government’s growth plans for metropolitan Perth with the City Centre designated as a key Strategic Metropolitan Centre; one of only 10 such centres throughout Perth. The planning documentation can be viewed here.

Implementation of the 10 year $70M Program illustrates Canning Council’s commitment to transforming the City Centre and will help build private sector confidence to invest further in the transformation of the City Centre. This combined public and private sector investment over a 20 to 30 year period is expected to deliver a vibrant urban centre with potentially 10,000 dwellings; and up to 25,000 residents.

Checkout our brochure which outlines the 20 year vision.

Cecil Avenue - Stage One

A key first action in delivering the City Centre vision is acquiring land from Carousel to construct a rejuvenated streetscape for Cecil Avenue. This will create a high quality, pedestrian focused, public transit oriented and tree lined ‘urban spine’ for the new City Centre.

A brief summary of the works is provided below with a plan of the proposed concept design on this site. Works to Cecil Avenue include the following:

  • Dedicated bus lanes for public transport and improved bus shelter infrastructure
  • Increased five metre wide verge widths to improve amenity, pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Improved pedestrian crossing facilities with a dedicated pedestrian phase at the new Pattie Street traffic signals
  • Improved road safety and reduced traffic congestion through the construction of a raised median
  • Improved street and footpath lighting
  • Greatly increased verge and median landscaping with large trees to provide greater pedestrian shade and amenity
  • Increased opportunity to improve the development potential of the city centre

The City does however acknowledge that some properties will experience changes in how they travel to/from their properties as follows:

  • Leila Street access to Cecil Avenue will be limited to left in / left out
  • The service station (Corner of Albany Highway and Cecil Avenue) and 6 – 10 Cecil Avenue will have access to Cecil Avenue limited to left in / left out
  • Access to 20 Cecil Avenue off Pattie Street will be limited to left in / left out
  • Access to 22 and 24 Cecil Avenue off Pattie Street will be limited to left in due to the installation of traffic signals at Pattie Street
  • Southern access to Carousel from Cecil Avenue is limited to left in / left out

Concept plans for first stage of renewal of Cecil Avenue West (between Albany Highway and Pattie Street) illustrate a high quality, pedestrianised environment with ‘Smart Pole’ connectivity to the ‘Internet of Things’ allowing Canning the ability to become a technology smart city. To view the concepts, click on the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions? Have a look at the FAQs

We will be commencing consultation on Cecil Avenue in April. So watch this space.


Image: Cecil Avenue Concept

From Planning to Implementation

Canning City Centre

The Canning City Centre project will transform the landscape of Cannington as we know it, creating a vibrant public realm boasting a retail hub, commercial opportunities, pedestrian-friendly main street, new and diverse living options and quality spaces designed to increase community interactivity and energy.

The Canning City Centre Regeneration Program (‘Program’) is one of the key priorities for Council as set out in the Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan. Delivery of this Program is also in line with the State Government’s growth plans for metropolitan Perth with the City Centre designated as a key Strategic Metropolitan Centre; one of only 10 such centres throughout Perth. The planning documentation can be viewed here.

Implementation of the 10 year $70M Program illustrates Canning Council’s commitment to transforming the City Centre and will help build private sector confidence to invest further in the transformation of the City Centre. This combined public and private sector investment over a 20 to 30 year period is expected to deliver a vibrant urban centre with potentially 10,000 dwellings; and up to 25,000 residents.

Checkout our brochure which outlines the 20 year vision.

Cecil Avenue - Stage One

A key first action in delivering the City Centre vision is acquiring land from Carousel to construct a rejuvenated streetscape for Cecil Avenue. This will create a high quality, pedestrian focused, public transit oriented and tree lined ‘urban spine’ for the new City Centre.

A brief summary of the works is provided below with a plan of the proposed concept design on this site. Works to Cecil Avenue include the following:

  • Dedicated bus lanes for public transport and improved bus shelter infrastructure
  • Increased five metre wide verge widths to improve amenity, pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Improved pedestrian crossing facilities with a dedicated pedestrian phase at the new Pattie Street traffic signals
  • Improved road safety and reduced traffic congestion through the construction of a raised median
  • Improved street and footpath lighting
  • Greatly increased verge and median landscaping with large trees to provide greater pedestrian shade and amenity
  • Increased opportunity to improve the development potential of the city centre

The City does however acknowledge that some properties will experience changes in how they travel to/from their properties as follows:

  • Leila Street access to Cecil Avenue will be limited to left in / left out
  • The service station (Corner of Albany Highway and Cecil Avenue) and 6 – 10 Cecil Avenue will have access to Cecil Avenue limited to left in / left out
  • Access to 20 Cecil Avenue off Pattie Street will be limited to left in / left out
  • Access to 22 and 24 Cecil Avenue off Pattie Street will be limited to left in due to the installation of traffic signals at Pattie Street
  • Southern access to Carousel from Cecil Avenue is limited to left in / left out

Concept plans for first stage of renewal of Cecil Avenue West (between Albany Highway and Pattie Street) illustrate a high quality, pedestrianised environment with ‘Smart Pole’ connectivity to the ‘Internet of Things’ allowing Canning the ability to become a technology smart city. To view the concepts, click on the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions? Have a look at the FAQs

We will be commencing consultation on Cecil Avenue in April. So watch this space.