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.


June 2019 Update - Southern Link Road

Southern Link Road Stage 2 is currently under construction. Clearing of vegetation and a general tidy up of the site and street lighting at the Liege Street /Grose Avenue roundabout is complete. Drainage and earthworks construction is currently in progress and expected to be complete in August.


May 2019 Update - Cecil Avenue

Stage 1 – Cecil Avenue Service Relocations

Service Relocations have now largely been completed.

Stage 2 – Cecil Avenue - Roadwork and Landscaping

Construction by Georgiou Group Pty Ltd (Georgiou) is scheduled to commence Monday, 20 May 2019 with completion expected in mid-November 2019.

The City and Georgiou acknowledge the importance of maintaining vehicle and pedestrian access during the construction period for the properties along the street. To complete the works by mid-November Cecil Avenue will be restricted to one northbound lane between Albany Highway and Carousel Road.

Access will be maintained to all properties along the street however it may be restricted at times. As the exit onto Albany Highway from Cecil Avenue will not be permitted, the phasing times at the Wharf Street and Liege Street traffic signals with Albany Highway will be modified to accommodate the additional traffic. The Transperth bus service will also be redirected to accommodate the road changes.

The first stage of works will occur adjacent to Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre. The plan below shows the access arrangements that will be in place during this stage which is expected to be completed by the end of August. Pedestrian access across Cecil Avenue will be maintained at all times.

Disruptions through the construction period will be kept to a minimum where possible. We will be in touch again prior to any works which may affect you directly and as we proceed with further stages.

Should any activities involving the construction of these works be of concern to you, please contact the following personnel from Georgiou and / or the City of Canning:

  • Georgiou Project Manager – Ben Guile - 0409 805 344
  • Georgiou Superintendent – George Sialtsis - 0419 805 322
  • City of Canning: Senior Project Leader – Gary McCullough - 0418 129 964

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

Josh Byrne & Associates has been awarded the landscape architecture contract to redevelop Wharf Street Basin into a Smart Park. The Next Generation Community Park will be an education centre, recreation space and hub for collecting water quality information.

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.


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.