Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge

Victoria Park to Perth CBD

To completely separate path users from traffic, a new pedestrian bridge will be built alongside the Causeway. Construction is anticipated to start in 2022.
Drawing of proposed causeway bridge

The existing Causeway was constructed in 1952 and comprises two bridges that provide two lanes in each direction, with a narrow two metre wide path along its western side.

The path has long been recognised as a very busy thoroughfare for pedestrians and cyclists, which can become uncomfortable and unsafe. On average, more than 1,400 cyclists and 1,900 pedestrians use the current path each day.

The new bridge is anticipated to be six metres wide, with dedicated pedestrian and cyclist lanes. It will connect Victoria Park foreshore with Heirisson Island and Perth’s CBD.

Design elements will be considered during the planning and will include tributes to the significant Aboriginal cultural history of this area.

What's happening

Since August 2020, we have been working on developing construction methods and environmental studies to gain a detailed understanding of the land and river geography. This includes a wide range of environmental, heritage, engineering and geotechnical investigations. 

Procurement

The procurement strategy is progressing, with two consortia shortlisted in April and invited to submit detailed proposals for an Alliance contract, to design and construct the Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge. Read more in the media statement.

The contract is anticipated to be awarded later this year. Once an Alliance has been formed, work on the detailed design will begin.

Community and stakeholder engagement activities are continuing, including consultation with Traditional Owners, and will continue to progress throughout the planning and development of this project.

Timeline
  • From August 2020: Planning and development
  • Mid-late 2021: Procurement
  • 2022: Construction anticipated to begin
  • 2024: Expected completion

Further details will be available as the planning and development progresses.

Improve safety, connectivity & amenity

Reduce conflicts between cyclists & pedestrians

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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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