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Canning City Centre

The City of Canning has committed to creating a vibrant City Centre – we say Perth’s Southern CBD. We will achieve this through the implementation of a robust environmental, social and economic platform.

The revitalised City Centre with a rejuvenated streetscape for Cecil Avenue will anchor the area with a mixed-use and a pedestrian-friendly tree lined street. Incorporating an inviting space for people of all ages, backgrounds and professions, new streetscapes and a vibrant public realm will create a more diverse and vital City Centre, both day and night.

The City Centre will feature high density residential accommodation in desirable locations near the train station and adjoining Westfield Carousel, which significantly increased its retail space in late 2018. Adding a level of energy to the area and helping to bring the space to life, the expansion of Westfield Carousel is a significant factor in shaping the success of the City Centre.

The $76m City Centre Regeneration Program is expected to deliver 10,000 new homes for 25,000 new residents, resulting in economic benefits of up to $2.2 billion in gross value, while giving the area a long awaited ‘heart’ by:

  • Connecting the Cannington train station to the river by creating a pedestrian link through the City Centre
  • Delivering greater vibrancy day and night by creating a Transit Orientated Development near the train station and through the expansion of the Westfield Carousel shopping centre
  • Providing greater diversity of use, employment and accessibility
  • Featuring a new Market Square, Multicultural Street Market and Train Station Square

Wharf Street Basin

The Wharf Street Basin – Next Generation Community Park has transformed an inaccessible stormwater basin into a community smart park.
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Cecil Avenue East

Cecil Avenue East is now open, which is part of the next phase of the Canning City Centre Regeneration Program – a 10-year, $76 million program that aims to turn the area into Perth’s Southern CBD and realise its potential as a Strategic Metropolitan Centre in Perth.
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Light Display Walk

As part of the Canning City Centre regeneration program, the City engaged Darryl Bellotti to customise a narrative surrounding the Canning River.
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Canning City Centre Regeneration Program

  • 2021 WA Apartment Advocacy inaugural Civic Leadership Award

Cecil Avenue East

  • 2024 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Awards
    • Landscape Architecture Awards - Infrastructure

Cecil Avenue West

  • Best Public Works Project Greater than $5m (Metro)

Lake Street Extension

  • 2024 IPWEA Awards
    • Best Public Works Project $2m - $5m (Metro)

Lake Street Urban Stream

  • 2024 IPWEA Awards
    • Best Public Works Project Under $2m (Metro)
    • Excellence in Water Projects

Wharf Street Basin

  • 2023 Stormwater Australia Awards
    • National award for Excellence in Infrastructure
    • National award for Excellence in Research and Innovation
  • 2022 AILA WA Landscape Architecture Awards
    • Excellence in Urban Design
    • Landscape Architecture Awards - Infrastructure
  • 2022 Stormwater Western Australia Awards
    • Excellence in Research and Innovation
    • Excellence in Infrastructure
  • 2022 PLAWA Regional Awards of Excellence, Best Use of Technology Award for the Smart Canning App - Wharf Street Basin (Commendation)
  • 2022 IPWEA Australasia Excellence Awards, Best Public Works Project $2m - $5m
  • 2021 PIA Awards for Planning Excellence WA for
    • Climate Change & Resilience
    • Technology & Digital Innovation (Commendation)
  • 2021 WA Water Awards - Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)
  • 2021 Waterwise Community Choice Award (Waterwise Council program);
  • 2021 IPWEA WA Excellence Awards
    • Best Public Works Project $2m - $5m (Metro);
    • Excellence in Water Projects,
    • Excellence in Environment & Sustainability;
    • Excellence in Innovation (Metro);
    • The G.K. Watters Local Government Engineering Excellence Award
  • 2021 Winconnect Apartment Award for Excellence for Civic Leadership
  • 2020 National Smart Cities Future of Place Award (Highly Commended)

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