The revitalisation of the city’s east end has taken another major step forward, with endorsement for the development a pedestrian priority zone (PPZ).
Commissioners for the City of Perth have voted for the development of a PPZ on Hay Street, between Pier and Irwin Streets.
Commissioner Andrew Hammond said the pedestrian priority zone will see motorists give way to pedestrians on a section of Hay Street about 150 metres long.
“The PPZ will change the character of the area, providing more space and amenity for pedestrians,” Commissioner Hammond said.
“Key features of the precinct include reducing speed limits for vehicles to 20km/h, wide footpaths, upgraded lighting and greater opportunity for outdoor dining to encourage people to stay longer and activate the area.
“The PPZ is part of the City’s overall East End Revitalisation Masterplan which has already seen developments including the City of Perth Library and Cathedral Precinct, Westin and QT Hotels and work underway on the redevelopment of ANZAC House.”
Subject to budget approval and awarding the tender, the first stage of works is expected to commence in February next year.