Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    North Perth Common ready to activate Fitzgerald Street

    15/06/2019 3:45 PM
    • McGowan Government's $250,000 support of the North Perth Common
    • Election commitment delivered in collaboration with the City of Vincent
    • New area ready to attract more people to the area and help boost local businesses and jobs 

    A new public space in the heart of North Perth is now open, creating a new focus point for community events.


    The newly established North Perth Common was a City of Vincent-led initiative that was helped by a $250,000 contribution from the State Government that was a key election commitment for Perth MLA John Carey.


    Two years in the making, the creation of this community focused common area will provide a vibrant focal point for North Perth and is expected to provide a boost for local business as more people are drawn to the area.


    Featuring public art with a purpose in the form of a lighting installation, the space has been designed as a pedestrian and bike-friendly zone that will become a focal point for North Perth, able to be adapted for community events and markets.


    Green space, shade and tree canopy also play a central role in activating the area, with an additional 13 trees being planted.


    The State Government has contributed just over a third of the total project cost, with the City of Vincent funding the remainder.


    North Perth Common is located at the corner of Fitzgerald and View streets, and is part of a larger initiative to create more pedestrian links in the North Perth town centre.


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "It's initiatives like these that can give a main street some soul and enable things like events and music to create some atmosphere.


    "Having a distinct place or square along the main street of a neighbourhood gives a community a drawcard and will hopefully encourage more people to hang around and enjoy what North Perth has to offer.


    "We know the Fitzgerald Street and Angove Street strips have a lot to offer and North Perth Common will complement the great businesses already in the area."


    Comments attributed to Perth MLA John Carey:


    "These reasonably small projects can go a long way towards making neighbourhood strips more attractive places for people to be, which is great for local businesses.


    "It is a great example of what can be accomplished when local and the State Government work in partnership with a local community."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500