Perth Waterfront Development

Ralph Hosking, Perth. 07 March 2012. [edited 28 April 2016]
 
Perth at night. Perth Western Australia is a great place, give it a chance and what a fantastically, spectacular place it could be.

Yes, it's a nice patch of grass... but...

Links to news articles below. See also Perth City Square
 
Much has been planned for the Perth Waterfront Development. Much has been planned, discarded, debated, planned and discarded again. Now it is happening.

Some see the patch of grass between the bell tower and the train station 'Perth's front yard', a welcome to Perth. As I remember my last welcome to Perth after being away for years I left the airport via hire car, crossed the causeway and drove down St Georges' Terrace. Had I instead driven down Riverside Drive I would have passed vast areas of grass before ariving at the bell tower and train station to be greeted by, you guesed it, more grass.

A couple of years ago I took my nieces and nephew to the zoo via the train station and ferry. Crossing between the two we passed the empty grassy area and moved back into a populated area at the ferris wheel. Yay, something was happening. Too bad the ferris wheel couldn't stay but as the area was slated to be developed into something more than a cheap way to stop the dirt blowing around it had to go.

It's now underway. Yay, things are happening. Some parties seems a bit miffed that we're told it's happening. Tough. Things are happening.

Would I like an apartment in the southern tower by the river? Yes, very much. [2015-04-11]

Walking the bridges on the weekend the changes to the area are becoming obvious. New curbing and footpaths going in along The Esplanade. All very nice and pretty. I was hoping for a wider footpath, but it's not finished so it's too early to complain.

From the air the edge of the quay is very obvious and shows the work far further along than is visible from the ground.

Looking forward to the next batch of work to become complete so the footpath from the Narrows Bridge through to William St and the Esplanade can reopen, scheduled for June 2015. [2015-05-19]

Walked the bridges. The 20 minute detour is still in place. Originally marked as March - June, then March - August, now March - September. [2015-09-18].
 
See also Perth City Square

Links and news

2016-04-28 - Cable car from Kings Park to Elizabeth Quay 'feasible'
2016-04-01 - Quay apartment tower construction could start within months
2016-03-15 - Swan River ferry service gets green light
2016-03-15 - Crowds exposed to bacteria at Quay days before water park closed
2016-02-15 - Karalee Katsambanis: Perth, quit your whingeing
2016-02-03 - Elizabeth Quay spectacular from above
2016-02-01 - Elizabeth Quay: Perth is coming of age and life here has never been better
2016-01-31 - New Sheraton could tower over Elizabeth quay
2016-01-29 - Perth’s Elizabeth Quay official opening
2016-01-28 - Elizabeth Quay: How Perth’s biggest project was a dream to change the face of the city
2016-01-28 - Another hotel, apartment project for quay
2016-01-27 - Not ready but Elizabeth Quay alluring
2016-01-23 - Paperclip looms over quay landscape
2016-01-21 - Elizabeth Quay: the Perth waterfront designs that were never built
2016-01-21 - Elizabeth Quay opening celebrations to last three days
2016-01-18 - Gusto Gelato to open at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay
2015-12-31 - It’s curtain up as ferry gives Quay a big test
2015-12-27 - Elizabeth Quay gives Perth CBD office workers a hilarious sight
2015-11-28 - Elizabeth Quay apartment buyers spend more than $100 million in first day
2015-11-19 - Sculpture a sign of past project
2015-11-14 - Quay reaches historic milestone
2015-11-07 - Will Elizabeth Quay stack up
2015-11-06 - Chevron Festival Gardens set for Elizabeth Quay move
2015-11-02 - Elizabeth Quay nine weeks away: WA Govt
2015-10-16 - Chevron stalls on office tower plans for Perth’s Elizabeth Quay
2015-10-15 - Elizabeth's Quay's nod to river history
2015-10-07 - Elizabeth Quay: ‘Big Dig’ on track for December opening
2015-10-06 - Elizabeth Quay apartment towers get development approval
2015-10-04 - Lively plans for Quay
2015-09-23 - Elizabeth Quay-Kings Park cable car likely — Colin Barnett
2015-09-21 - Perth convention centre revamp floated as part of new foreshore plans
2015-09-19 - Million-dollar views await Three Pounds
2015-09-11 - Elizabeth Quay: New Signature Ring artwork restores WA student signatures
2015-09-08 - Most apartments in proposed Elizabeth Quay complex have expressions of interest
2015-08-28 - Elizabeth Quay: New drone video reveals bird’s eye view of development
2015-08-26 - Swan River fills Elizabeth Quay
2015-08-13 - Barrack Square traders threaten to sue over Elizabeth Quay losses
2015-08-11 - Hames’ laser bid for quay
2015-07-27 - Inlet at Elizabeth Quay starts to fill with water from the Swan River
2015-07-22 - Barrack Square businesses owners still seeking Elizabeth Quay compensation
2015-07-01 - Hilton’s Barrack Square hotel revealed
2015-06-25 - Ray's Rant: Turn Swan River into transport and entertainment cash cow
2015-06-23 - Vacant lots to surround quay
2015-06-22 - $1.3m art for Elizabeth Quay
2015-06-16 - Aerial photographs show just how far Elizabeth Quay has come
2015-06-14 - Chevron’s planned tower for Perth’s Elizabeth Quay is not certain
2015-06-09 - Transport Minister Dean Nalder runs gauntlet with traders at Barrack Square
2015-06-08 - Quay works ‘killing our trade’
2015-06-03 - Rare look at Elizabeth Quay construction [overhead view]
2015-05-28 - New Elizabeth Quay centrepiece footbridge locks into place
2015-04-22 - City left out of Quay talks
2015-04-11 - Elizabeth Quay’s high-end price tag for prime Perth waterfront apartments
2015-04-02 - Elizabeth Quay’s first restaurants: Voyage Kitchen, V Burger Bar and The Stables Bar
2015-03-29 - Elizabeth Quay to bring $1.8 million ‘pink diamond’ landmark to Perth
2015-01-27 - Elizabeth Quay to get a water playground
2014-12-20 - Ritz Carlton hotel, apartments at Elizabeth Quay to feature electronic winter gardens
2014-10-11 - Chevron disowns Elizabeth Quay images
2014-09-25 - Discovery of potentially historic stairs stops work on part of Elizabeth Quay
2014-09-09 - $1.3m art key to Elizabeth Quay: Minister
2014-09-01 - State Government claims to be on track to make Elizabeth Quay 'debt-free'
2014-06-29 - Investigations underway into Elizabeth Quay-Kings Park cable car
2014-06-20 - The beach comes to Perth's centre
2014-06-17 - Quay food sites up for grabs
2014-05-31 - About Elizabeth Quay
2014-05-06 - Proposed Perth Concert Hall Looks Sydney Opera House-Esque
2012-09-13 - Chevron"s new HQ site revealed
2012-09-07 - First city waterfront hotel will "put Perth on the map"
2012-03-07 - Labor waterfront land bid defeated
2012-03-06 - Petition opposes waterfront plan
 
Perth at day. Perth Western Australia is a great place, give it a chance and what a fantastically, spectacular place it could be.

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