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Connect South
Mends Street Precinct

An iconic, multi-award-winning destination attracting renewed economic activity to the South Perth foreshore



City of South Perth


South Perth, WA




  • Cities & Infrastructure
Our Role
  • Project Management

  • Strategic Advisory

  • Superintendency

About This Project

Connect South Mends Street is a high-profile public realm project that has become an iconic and much-loved attraction contributing to the significant revitalisation of the South Perth foreshore.

With a focus on enhancing public amenity, improving access to transport and unlocking greater economic opportunity, the space creates a vibrant environment to support the growth of South Perth and the greater region.

Key project complexities and unique features included:

  • diverse considerations and consultation with many stakeholder groups
  • prominent, highly visible location
  • three-tiered government funding, approvals and reporting requirements
  • Indigenous, historic, cultural and distinctive artistic elements.
  • $580k+

    budget surplus achieved

  • 20+

    stakeholder engagement groups

  • 3

    government funding tiers

Transformative Outcomes

+ Delivered a high-profile public realm project connecting South Perth’s foreshore to the CBD and Perth Zoo.

+ Facilitated strong team dynamics and culture of trust resulting in innovative and quality design outcomes, including native animal shade structures, unique artworks and community amenities.

+ Elevated local economic activity through additional retail expansion and tourism opportunities.

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