Project Overview

The Perth Water precinct - the section of the Swan River and its foreshore between the Narrows and Windan bridges - is evolving with several major projects underway, increasing visitor numbers, and growing interest for tourist and commercial ventures. 

Given the significance of Perth Water, a Precinct Plan is to be developed to purposefully guide future improvement of the precinct, its foreshores and abutting private development interface in a more strategic and proactive manner for the wider benefit of all visitors to the area.

cityscape activityPhoto: Perth Water – a healthy river for all, to be enjoyed and shared, now and in the future.

The development of the Perth Water Precinct Plan is being overseen by the Perth Water Vision Group, which is comprised of eight State and Local Government agencies. 

Further opportunities to provide input and feedback on the development of the Precinct Plan will be provided in coming months.

cityscape activityFigure 1 Perth Water Precinct Plan Study Area

What purpose will the Precinct Plan serve?

The Precinct Plan is intended to set a framework to determine acceptable developments/uses for the area based on defining landscape characteristics, community aspirations and environmental and cultural values.  Such developments/uses include recreation, commercial nodes, public access, facilities and services infrastructure, foreshore protection, and environmental enhancement and management.

Who Is Involved?

The development of the Precinct Plan is being overseen by the Perth Water Vision Group, which is comprised of the following State and Local Government agencies:

  • City of Perth
  • City of South Perth
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Department of Transport
  • Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
  • Tourism Western Australia
  • Town of Victoria Park

A team of consultants comprised of Element (Previously TPG+Place Match) (lead), Syrinx Environmental, Arup, Aboriginal Productions and Promotions and A Balanced View are developing the Precinct Plan with guidance from the Vision Group, and with extensive consultation and engagement with key stakeholders and community groups.

How Long Will It Take for The Precinct Plan To Be Developed?

The major phases of the project are shown below with indicative target timings (subject to change).

  • Context Analysis and Strategic Directions developed – Completed
  • Consultation with Key Governance Stakeholders – Completed
  • Community and Stakeholder Consultation –July to August 2018
  • Prepare Draft Precinct Plan – September to November 2018
  • Draft Precinct Plan advertised for public comment – February 2019
  • Precinct Plan finalised and adopted – mid 2019

Who Can I Contact to Find Out More?

Please email the Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or comments specific to the Precinct Plan.