Causeway Link Alliance begins construction of the $100m Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges in WA, with works to be completed in late 2024.
The $100 million project will feature two cable-stayed bridges, providing a 6-metre-wide shared path linking Victoria Park foreshore at McCallum Park with Heirisson Island and Perth’s CBD at Point Fraser.
Delivered by the Causeway Link Alliance (comprising Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd, Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd, WSP Australia Pty Ltd and Main Roads), the project will provide major improvements to safety, connectivity and amenity for people commuting to work and education, as well as tourists.
“The Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges will be a major landmark for Perth, helping to bring more people to the CBD safely and efficiently,” says WA Premier Mark McGowan.
“More opportunities for cycling and walking into the city means less cars on the road, and a safer commute for visitors and workers in the city,” says WA Premier Mark McGowan.
“This project is part of our enormous investment into Perth city, supporting local jobs and businesses as we reinvigorate the CBD,” says WA Premier Mark McGowan.
The existing Causeway shared path is used by more than 3000 people every day and is no longer fit for purpose. With path user numbers predicted to rise as Perth’s population continues to grow, this dedicated pedestrian and cycling infrastructure will improve safety by separating path users from broader traffic.
The new bridges will offer alternative transport options with greater connectivity, as well as further enhancing the natural environment and public amenity.
“Our partnership with the Western Australian Government is helping to transform the city, creating local jobs and bringing greater investment to further strengthen the State’s economy,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.
“These iconic bridges are being built and manufactured locally in WA by Western Australian workers creating more jobs and opportunity in Perth,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.
“With the backdrop of Swan River, these two new iconic bridges will not only be visually stunning, they will provide our community and tourists better connectivity and encourage more people to visit the CBD, which will support local businesses,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“We are investing record amounts ($347 million) in new riding and walking infrastructure over the next four years, supporting our community, the economy and creating more jobs,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“We want to make walking and riding safe and convenient and encourage more people to utilise different modes of transport. To do that, we need to build infrastructure that connects our communities like the Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“More than 3,300 pedestrians and cyclists use the current Causeway Bridge every day – and this upgrade will ensure Perth remains connected through new infrastructure, making Perth a liveable and accessible city,” says State Member for Perth John Carey.
“The Swan River is a stunning jewel in Perth’s crown. The numbers of pedestrians and cyclists have increased with people making the most of our picturesque foreshore,” says Federal Member for Swan Zaneta Mascarenhas.
The project site holds strong cultural significance to Aboriginal people, and in consultation with the Project’s Matagarup Elders Group, interpretive architectural and landscape design has been incorporated to showcase Whadjuk Noongar culture and heritage.
Expressions of interests closed in January for Noongar artists to deliver public art at the site, including sculptural totems, patterned pathway design and wall artworks, with shortlisting now underway.
The Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Government, providing $50 million each, and is expected to be complete in late 2024.
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