Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge

The Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge is a Main Roads WA project, being delivered by the Causeway Link Alliance, and will be constructed to improve access across the Swan River. The bridge will offer a safe connection between the Perth CBD and Victoria Park, with part of the bridge located in McCallum Park.

The bridge design has been developed in consultation with Traditional Custodians, local governments, specialist groups, and government agencies, taking into consideration path and river user requirements, as well as local developments. The design reflects Whadjuk Noongar culture, and recognises the Aboriginal heritage significance of the area.

This is an exciting project which will provide great benefits to the community, including:

  • New bike riding and pedestrian friendly facilities between Victoria Park and the CBD, including improved access to Heirisson Island.
  • Improved safety, connectivity, and amenity for the community - an alternative route to the existing Causeway Bridge pathway.
  • A high-quality attraction that brings the local community and visitors to the area, and encourages walking and cycling.
  • An iconic and innovative feature for Victoria Park and Perth.

For more information, images of the design concepts and to stay up to date on the project, visit the Main Roads WA website.

Progress so far

In 2019, the Department of Transport led engagement with key stakeholders, including Traditional Custodians, local governments, relevant government agencies, service providers, specialist groups and river operators. This consultation has resulted in the current bridge design concept.

In April 2022, a contract was awarded to Causeway Link Alliance (comprising Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd, Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd, WSP Australia Pty Ltd and Main Roads) to design and construct the bridge.

The project required consent from the Town of Victoria Park, City of Perth, and Swan River Trust to submit a development application, as well as a formal Development Application process undertaken by Western Australian Planning Commission.

More information about this can be found on the Main Roads website here.

McCallum Park works

Pre-construction works, including site fencing and an access track, will be set up in McCallum Park from January 2023. While community facilities, footpaths and cycle paths will still be accessible, a portion of the park will be closed and unavailable for community use and events. For information about booking McCallum Park for an event, see our booking page here.

Some construction and ground improvement works are scheduled to begin early 2023. Bridge construction is planned to commence in mid-2023 before completion by late-2024.

The site compound will typically operate from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Noise, dust, and vibration controls will be in place and may be noticeable to those living or working nearby, with activities required to prepare for construction. All works will be undertaken in accordance with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.

At times, construction vehicles will need to use local roads in the area to access the project site. Temporary traffic management and controls will be implemented by Causeway Link Alliance on affected roads.

The Causeway Link Alliance will work to minimise construction impacts to the community. Advanced notice of impacts will be provided on the Main Roads website and to community members directly affected.

The area highlighted in red below indicates the current works site at McCallum Park.

Footpath detour

A path detour will be implemented at McCallum Park from late June 2023, restricting access to the foreshore in front of the work site (see map below). The detour will remain in place for the duration of the project, until the end of 2024, to safely direct people around the work area.

More Information

For the latest updates head to the Main Roads project page for the most up to date information. You can also subscribe to their project update newsletter here.

For enquiries about the bridge project, please contact Main Roads on 138 138 or at

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