As well as all the building work currently taking place in Cannington, work is also underway to add a touch of local greenery to the thriving town centre.
The city’s Lake Street river will be designed to mimic a natural waterway and its surrounds will double as a pedestrian walkway to Cecil Avenue, with a new path as part of the plans.
Native trees and shrubs will be planted and a wooden walkway will be added before the project is complete, hopefully in time for summer.
The land is owned by the Water Corporation and serves as a drainage site.
Evan Hambleton, Water Corporation’s general manager of assets, planning and delivery, said the integration of drainage systems can make city centers more biologically diverse, sustainable and attractive.
“As urban areas devoid of trees and green spaces become increasingly exposed to the heat as temperatures rise, projects like this become important to improve the quality of life of local communities,” he said.
Canning City Mayor Patrick Hall said roadwork along Cecil Avenue should be completed in December.
“The Canning town center regeneration program is still a work in progress and it is wonderful to see various elements of the project taking shape and bringing our vision for Canning town center to life,” he said.
“Converting a drain into an urban stream has multiple benefits, from improving the local environment and amenities to improving connectivity for Cannington residents to ensure they can get from Lake Street to Cecil Avenue quickly.”
Lake Street is then extended from Cecil Avenue to Wharf Street and connected to the Cannington Leisureplex.
https://www.perthnow.com.au/local-news/south/lake-street-living-stream-to-bring-a-touch-of-green-to-cannington-city-centre-district-c-8443331 Lake Street Living Stream to bring a touch of green to downtown Cannington