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With major projects taking shape and more to come, our city is increasing its capacity to cater for the expected population growth of 1.5 million by 2030. Projects like Perth City Link, Elizabeth Quay and Perth Stadium, new hospitals and transport infrastructure will enable future growth and are an investment in the future of Western Australia.
Perth Children's Hospital
The $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital is being built on the QEII Medical Centre site in Nedlands and will replace Princess Margaret Hospital as the State's dedicated children's hospital. As a leading paediatric hospital, it will provide the specialty medical treatment required for the most serious medical cases, as well as secondary services including inpatient and outpatient care and day stay care.
Located on the banks of the Swan River in East Perth, the 40-hectare Riverside project is transforming the city’s eastern gateway. Riverside will be a cosmopolitan waterfront community and tourist destination, integrating existing sporting icons such as the WACA and Gloucester Park with a range of entertainment, commercial, retail, civic and residential uses.
Located on the Swan River, the Perth Stadium and the surrounding parkland will be a world-class sporting and entertainment venue capable of attracting national and international events to Perth. Construction of the 60,000 seat Stadium is on track to open for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
The $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian governments and will deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth, with three new stations at Belmont, Airport Central and Forrestfield. The rail link will connect with the existing Midland Line, near Bayswater Station and will run to Forrestfield through underground tunnels, ensuring minimal impact on the existing land and road network. Construction started in September 2016 and will be complete in 2020.
Perth City Link
Perth City Link is one of the city’s most exciting redevelopments, reconnecting the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years. With the opening of Perth Arena, sinking of the rail line and construction of a new $217 million Perth Busport complete this 13.5 hectare space is creating a wealth of exciting new possibilities. Yagan Square is set to open mid-2017. Twice the size of Forrest Place it will showcase Western Australia through fresh food, cafés, restaurants, bars, play spaces, art and gardens.
NorthLink WA will provide a vital transport link between Morley and Muchea, taking the pressure off the Great Northern Highway and greatly improving amenity through the Swan Valley. Jointly funded by Federal and State Government, the $1.12 billion initiative will see Tonkin Highway upgrade to a six-lane freeway standard and a new 37km link from the intersection of the Reid and Tonkin highways to Muchea.
The New Museum will be a gateway to exploring the incredible stories of Western Australia's people and places. It includes exciting new galleries, learning spaces, café and retail options and activated public spaces for that will contribute to the vibrancy of the city and the State. Construction begins in 2017 with doors opening in 2020.
Elizabeth Quay has reconnected Perth’s city centre with the iconic Swan River, welcoming more than three million visitors since opening in January 2016. New hotels, apartments and offices will surround the inlet connected by a stunning pedestrian bridge, boardwalks and promenades to complete Perth’s newest entertainment and leisure precinct.