Perth City Link

Project Description

Perth City Link will see Northbridge and the Perth city centre reconnected through the sinking of the central railway lines and Wellington Street Bus Station, with urban renewal and development of the land above and around the area.

Once completed, Perth City Link will provide a mixed-used sustainable development that offers integrated inner-city living, working and leisure opportunities including:

  • Up to 1,650 new dwellings.
  • A residential population of up to 3,060.
  • Approximately 24,000sqm of retail, hospitality and commercial floor space.
  • Approximately 220,000sqm of office space.
  • Opportunities for up to 13,350 employees.

Our Role

NS Projects has been appointed to manage the preparation and coordination of the overall master plan, design guidelines and initial phases of civil, landscape and construction of this unique inner city redevelopment project.

As project team lead, our role includes co-ordination with numerous key stakeholders, including the Public Transport Authority (PTA), Perth City Link Rail Alliance, City of Perth, and private land owners to provide an integrated outcome meeting the requirements of all parties.

Challenges Overcome

Coordination of key stakeholder design interfaces and ongoing monitoring of design conformance of the various parties with the master plan, to ensure the overall vision for the precinct is achieved. The project team has liaised closely with the PTA regarding sinking of the railway and the intricacies of building over the proposed tunnels. The commercial viability and staging of introducing such a large scale development into the Perth CBD market over the next decade has been key to the projects successful progression.

Designing a precinct that will successfully integrate Northbridge with the Perth CBD objectives of:

  • Making Wellington and Roe Streets more pedestrian-focused by creating broad landscaped boulevards.
  • Creating urban public plazas and complementary building uses throughout the development.
  • Providing greater connectivity across the site and links with the upgraded public transport infrastructure.
  • Using place making principles to underpin the development form and project governance.

Project Details

  • Name: Perth City Link
  • Type: Urban
  • Client: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
  • Date: 2006 to current
  • Role: Project Management
  • Value: Construction Cost: $200 million Total Investment: $4 billion (est.)

Key Outcomes

Perth City Link is one of the most significant projects ever undertaken in Perth. Once implemented, the master plan will provide a sustainable mixed-use development that offers integrated living, working and leisure opportunities and improved connectivity within the city.