Town welcomes new Swan River bridge announcement

Published on 26 August 2020

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The Town of Victoria Park has welcomed this morning’s announcement from the WA Government about the new $50 million Swan River bridge that will provide a safer crossing to and from Victoria Park and the Perth CBD for pedestrians and cyclists.

Deputy Mayor Bronwyn Ife said:

“This is fantastic news for the Town of Victoria Park and for the people who love getting out and about and enjoy going for a walk or a ride around the river.

“The Council would like to thank the State Government for their continued investment in the Town of Victoria Park and for building infrastructure that will enhance the connection to the city.

“With an upgraded and safer connection to and from Victoria Park hopefully the new bridge will encourage more people to visit the Town and see what we have to offer. We have big things planned for McCallum Park to make it an inviting place for all and a gateway to the Town.

“One project is the McCallum Park Active Area – a location on the foreshore of exciting new high-quality spaces, including a redevelopment of the existing skate park and new recreational activity zones.

“The new bridge also aligns with the Town of Victoria Park’s and City of South Perth’s Joint Bike Plan, which outlines a five-year action plan for specific improvements to the cycle network and environment in both local governments.”