Canning City Centre - Project News, Updates and Engagement


The City of Canning has committed to creating a vibrant City Centre – we say Perth’s Southern CBD. We will achieve this through the implementation of a robust environmental, social and economic platform.

The revitalised City Centre with a rejuvenated streetscape for Cecil Avenue will anchor the area with a mixed-use and a pedestrian-friendly tree lined street. Incorporating an inviting space for people of all ages, backgrounds and professions, new streetscapes and a vibrant public realm will create a more diverse and vital City Centre, both day and night.

Realising the Canning City Centre’s potential as a significant precinct, the area will ultimately allow the potential retail offerings and increased commercial office space, new and diverse living options and quality recreation on the Canning River.


May 2019 Update - Cecil Avenue

Stage 1 – Cecil Avenue Service Relocations

You may have noticed construction being undertaken along Cecil Avenue, with City Centre branded mesh creating a perimeter around the construction site. These form part of the Stage 1 work to deliver a new and modern Cecil Avenue. This stage of work is required to relocate service infrastructure like gas, water and power onto the new Cecil Avenue road alignment.

Stage 2 – Cecil Avenue - Roadwork and Landscaping

At the Special Council Meeting on 4 April 2019, Council endorsed Georgiou Group Pty Ltd as the preferred contractor to deliver the ‘Stage 2 – Roadwork and Landscaping’ component of the Cecil Avenue West Project.

This stage of work will deliver an attractive pedestrian environment, with big street trees, brick paving, widened pedestrian walkways and improved pedestrian access across Cecil Avenue. This will revitalise the entry to the heart of the Canning City Centre, resulting in a major City Centre boulevard with a vibrant street frontage, busy with pedestrian traffic and alfresco dining.


May 2019 Update - Wharf Street Basin

The City has been engaging with the local community to discuss the project and find out what the community would like incorporated in the park’s design. A landowner briefing was held on 25 February 2019 and a community workshop was held 12 March. We have also met with the nearby school to find out what the teachers and children would like to see in this Next Generation Park.

The feedback from the community and landowners will be incorporated into the concept design for the park.

Josh Byrne & Associates were the successful tenderer and will deliver the landscape architecture components of the project.


March 2019 Update - Cecil Avenue

Stage 1 – Cecil Avenue Service Relocations

You may have noticed construction works being undertaken along Cecil Avenue, with City Centre branded mesh creating a perimeter around the construction site. These form part of the ‘Stage 1 – Service Relocations’ work to deliver a new and modern Cecil Avenue. This stage of work is required as it involves relocating service infrastructure onto the new Cecil Avenue road alignment. The service infrastructure being relocated includes but is not limited to; gas, water and power. This is being undertaken by the successful tenderer – Densford Civil.

The contact person for Densford Civil is Peter Campbell. Peter can be reached on 0406 752 214.

The table below depicts indicative timeframes for future delivery of the Service Relocations and status:

Stage 1 - Service Relocations
Timing (provisional)
Status
Tender docs prepared ready for tender for via WALGA Panel.
15 November
Met
Tender Close
4 December
Met
Evaluation Report
19 December
Met
Tender Award
21 December
Met
Commencement on Site - 8 weeks
15 February
Met
Practical Completion
Mid May
Delay


Stage 2 – Cecil Avenue - Roadwork and Landscaping

The City is very close to awarding the tender following an extensive evaluation process to deliver the ‘Stage 2 – Roadwork and Landscaping’ component of the Cecil Avenue West Project. The table below depicts indicative timeframes for future delivery of the project and status:

Stage 2 - Roadwork and Landscape Package
Timing (provisional)
Status
Public Tender - Newspaper Advertisement (4 weeks)
30 January
Met
Brief Tenders
Early February
Met
Tender Close
26 February
Met
Evaluation Report – Individual Assessments (Advisors and Assessors)
7 March
Met
Evaluation Report – Compilation of report
10 March (19 March)
Delay
Council Report – Late Item
14 March (2 April)
Delay
Tender Award + Contractor Procurement /Preliminaries
17 April
On Track
Construction Start (on site) – 30 weeks
7 May (Mid-May)
Delay
Practical Completion
End November (Dependent on contractor negotiations)
Potential Delay



February 2019 Update - Wharf Street Basin

In November 2018 the City of Canning was successful in receiving a federal government Smart Cities Grant for the Wharf St drainage basin. This grant will facilitate redevelopment of the Wharf Street detention basin, which is owned by the Water Corporation, into a ‘Smart Park’ - the Wharf Street Next Generation Community Park.

Although the area will still perform its function as a drainage basin, the project proposes to remove the barrier fence around the basin. Works will be undertaken to improve water quality and facilities will be added to provide a safe space for the community to enjoy. The Smart Cities Grant also provides the opportunity to apply smart design and incorporate new technology and materials that reflect the site’s cultural and environmental surroundings. This may include things like a living laboratory, smart lighting and walkways, new plants and monitoring equipment to help us understand how people use public spaces and assist in improving water quality and the maintenance of the facilities.

This project is a key element of the Public Open Space network to be developed and delivered as part of the Canning City Centre Regeneration Program. The City of Canning has allocated $76M of funding over the next ten years to achieve its vision for the City Centre. It is anticipated that the Next Generation Community Park will set the benchmark for and inform the future development of public spaces within the Canning City Centre.

The City is hosting a Community Workshop to better understand how the community would like to use this space. The workshop will be held on Tuesday 12March from 6.30pm -8.30pm at the City of Canning Function Room, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington. If you would like to attend this workshop, please register by emailing customer@canning.wa.gov.au.

The Wharf Street Next Generation Community Park is anticipated to be open to the community in June 2020. Please continue to visit this site for updates on progress.


February 2019 Update - Cecil Avenue

The Cecil Avenue project will deliver 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 attract and improve the development investment into the City Centre.

The vision for the entirety Cecil Avenue is to create a platform to revitalise the City Centre, as a tree lined high quality boulevard with the potential to develop vibrant street frontages, busy with pedestrian traffic and alfresco dining. The City will be liaising closely with residents and businesses in close proximity to Cecil Avenue during construction.

Stage 1 – Cecil Avenue Service Relocations

After a thorough evaluation period, Densford Civil Pty Ltd was identified as the successful tenderer to deliver the Service Relocations stage of works for the Cecil Avenue West project. Densford was notified of their successful tender in early January, which means that the City is in a position to commence works on February 11. A media event will be taking place on site with the Mayor and CEO on February 15.

The table below depicts indicative timeframes for future delivery of the Service Relocations and status:

Stage 1 - Service Relocations
Timing (provisional)
Status
Tender docs prepared ready for tender for via WALGA Panel.
15 November
Met
Tender Close
4 December
Met
Evaluation Report
19 December
Met
Tender Award
21 December
Met
Commencement on Site - 8 weeks
15 February
On Track
Practical Completion
Early April
On Track


A traffic management plan has been completed. Stage 1 works shall be confined on the verge and are not expected to disrupt traffic flow on Cecil Avenue or Albany Highway. Works shall be scheduled Monday – Saturday between 0700-1800. The contact person for the contractor Densford Civil is Peter Campbell. Peter can be reached on 0406 752 214.


Stage 2 – Cecil Avenue - Roadwork and Landscaping

The City is currently advertising through a public tender process to deliver the second Stage of the Cecil Avenue West Project. The table below depicts indicative timeframes for future delivery of the project and status:

Stage 2 - Roadwork and Landscape Package
Timing (provisional)
Status
Public Tender - newspaper advertisement (4 weeks)
30 January
Met
Brief tenders
Early February
Met
Tender close
26 February
On Track
Evaluation Report – Individual Assessments (Advisors and Assessors)
7 March
On Track
Evaluation Report – compilation of report (DM)
10 March
On Track
Council Report – late item
14 March
On Track
Tender award and contractor procurement /preliminaries
17 April
On Track
Construction start (on site) – 30 weeks
7 May
On Track
Practical completion
End November
On Track

February 2019 News - Southern Link Road and Threatened Ecological Site

Location

Stage 2 links the Liege Street roundabout to the unmade portion of the Grey St Road Reserve. Stage 2 traverses degraded land and falls outside the Cannington Swamp Threatened Ecological Community (TEC).


Updates on Environmental approvals

The City of Canning has lodged an application to clear native vegetation with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) for the isolated occurrences of native vegetation within the Southern Link Road STAGE 2 impact area. This part is completely outside the TEC Boundaries. The DWER is currently advertising this application for public comments. Click here for more information.

The City of Canning is finalising ecological studies associated with Southern Link Road STAGE 3 with a view to referring the proposal to the Environmental Protection Authority in 2019. The City will provide information in relation to STAGE 3 soon.


December 2018 News - Wharf Street

The City has received $1million as part of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program which will revolutionalise the Wharf Street Basin into a Next Generation Community Park.

Currently a multifunction drain, the park will embrace smart design and smart technology to deliver opportunities for recreation and education and make improvements to natural systems.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Water Corporation, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Curtin University – Centre for Sport and Recreational Research, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Innovation Central Perth/CISCO and Environmental Consultants Urbaqua to deliver this project.