Archer Mint Streetscape Improvement Plan

Archer and Mint streets form a central roadway linking Orrong Road with Albany Highway and connecting people to the Carlisle Town Centre, Carlisle train station, East Victoria Park Primary School and East Victoria Park Town Centre. In the Town’s draft Local Planning Strategy, this corridor forms the western boundary of the Carlisle Station / Archer Street Precinct and connects to the Oats Street Precinct. These Precincts are defined as activated, transit-orientated and mixed-use areas that capitalise on their proximity to Perth and the Albany Highway Centre.

In March 2020, community consultation (see Community Feedback tab below) revealed that priorities for the Archer/Mint Streetscape Improvement project should include creating a streetscape that improves walkability and vibrancy around local businesses while increasing shading and tree canopy coverage wherever possible. 

These priorities informed the creation of several objectives for the design, which fall into three key areas:

Constructing your new Town Centre

Improving transport

Adding to the tree canopy


After consulting with the community on its plans for the Archer / Mint strip, the Town has now finished upgrading the first stage of the new Streetscape. Updates will be posted on this page and all the usual channels as we ready for the next stage. 

What is happening now?

Work on the first stage of the protected bike lanes between Mars and Star streets has begun, with that section of Archer Street currently open to local traffic during the day and re-opened to all after hours. See the map below for detour information. 

The works are now scheduled to be completed by end of March, with some delays due to gas line works and sub-contractor availability.

Meanwhile, The Town is progressing the detailed design stage of the rest of the protected bike lane project, which will stretch most of the length of Archer/Mint Street between Hubert Street and Gemini way, with the aim to begin construction in financial year 23/24.

The bike lane project is jointly funded by the Town and the Department of Transport.  

The upgraded Carlisle Town Centre between Bishopsgate and Planet Streets remains open. We recommend taking a look around the area, enjoying the new facilities and supporting the local businesses.


Shop local

With construction now largely finished, normal access to businesses has been restored. 

Why not drop in to one of our wonderful local businesses over the coming months to support them over the festive period? There is plenty of variety, from medical, self-care and physiotherapy services, through to fresh meats, specialised groceries, bars, restaurants and cafes, and everything in between! 

Below is a list of businesses along the newly refreshed stretch of Archer St. Why not pay them a visit!



Community Feedback

The first designs (concept designs) for a street revitalization and consultation with the community was completed at the end of the year in 2020 (endorsed by Council in September 2020(PDF, 441KB)).

The process involved the Town appointing a multi-disciplinary team to prepare a concept design and staging plan based on site analysis, community engagement and best practice transport planning and urban design. The design process included;

(a) Literature review and site analysis culminating in an outline of opportunities and constraints;

(b) Existing street and car parking assessment;

(c) Online businesses and residents survey through Your Thoughts;

(d) Pop-up morning engagement to survey locals using the street;

The design process engaged with our community and included a community survey with 116 responses, a pop-up engagement on Archer Street and one on one interviews with Town Officers and several businesses on Archer Street. The community engagement refined the vision and objectives for the project, building on the strategic outcomes outlined in the Town’s Strategic Community Plan. A snapshot of the results of this engagement are provided in the attachments.

This work culminated in a draft plan (see attached documents at the bottom of this page) which was endorsed by Council to proceed to public advertising at the 15 June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting. The public advertising period was conducted over a three-week period in June and July 2020.

The Town received 75 submissions during the public comment period. 72 submissions either supported the proposal or supported the proposal with some concerns. There were three submissions that opposed the proposal.

The final Plan considered all aspects of the public land on the street including the road, footpath, verge and street trees.

The Town has now completed Stage 1 works. 

Further construction stages elsewhere along Archer St will be considered, consistent with the limitations and considerations in the Long-Term Financial Plan. Funding for this project is a mix of external funding and from the Town’s finances.


Where is Archer Street and Mint Street

The project has considered the full length of Archer Street between Orrong Road and the train line, as well as the full length of Mint Street between the train line and Albany highway.  

Why upgrade the streetscape?

As a rapidly growing urban community, it is important that we plan for the future to make sure our infrastructure can meet the needs of our current and future community. With significant investment in rail and road infrastructure affecting the Town over the next 10 years, we need to ensure our local main streets can cope with these changes and become thriving places to live, work and play. 

How will the METRONET level crossing removal impact this project?

The State Government will be removing the railway boom gates on Mint/Archer Street by elevating the rail above the road. This means the profile of the road will not change and won't impact the design significantly. However, the Town is working with METRONET to ensure the upgrade will complement the design of the new Carlisle Station.   

Where can I supply feedback?

For contact details, please see the 'Got a question?' tab. 

Got a question?

Do you have a question for our project team?

Please email with your query, accompanied by your name.



See the map below for works, wayfinding and detour information.