Power to the People - Trial Pedestrian Only Zone on Old Perth Road

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 11:00:00 AM

Page update 05/12/2022

Based on feedback from business owners and the public, Council resolved to re-open Old Perth Road  in the November 22 monthly Council meeting. 

During extensive consultation through the Bassendream Project in 2019, members of the community expressed a strong desire for revitalisation of the Town centre and increased walkability to and from the train station. 

As a result, the Town Centre Master Plan was developed, including a proposal for a pedestrian only zone on one side of Old Perth Road between Guildford Road and Wilson Street.

The zone will be trialled in partnership with RAC, through its Reconnect WA initiative, which aims to create vibrant streets and public spaces for Western Australians to interact and connect with each other.

Throughout the two week activation, from Saturday 24 September to Sunday 9 October 2022, there will be an assortment of free events, workshops and other activities taking place in the activation zone.

Further community feedback will be gathered to determine the viability of a permanent pedestrian zone.

More information, including an events calendar, please visit www.oldperthroad.com






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