The McGowan Labor Government’s $250,000 election commitment to support the City of Vincent in developing and constructing the North Perth Common is taking shape.
Premier Mark McGowan, Planning Minister Rita Saffioti and Perth MLA John Carey were joined by City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole at the site – the first visit since the McGowan Labor Government confirmed funding for the project in the State Budget.
With the funding in place, community consultation has since been completed and the tender process for design, documentation and project management is currently underway.
The project will establish a vibrant public space at the corner of Fitzgerald and View streets, to encourage people to the area and attract more foot traffic to local businesses.
It will also provide the opportunity to attract more events to the area, following the lead of the Angove Street Festival.
A working group comprising Mr Carey, Mayor Cole and community group North Perth Local are spearheading the project.
The North Perth Common construction is expected to be completed during the 2018-19 financial year.