Trial Pedestrian Space on Grosvenor Road

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We’re trialling a pedestrian space on the corner of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street.

Why we're doing this

During the consultation for the Beaufort Street Town Centre Place Plan (BSTCPP) and Barlee Street Options for Future Use engagement, members of the Mount Lawley and Highgate community expressed a desire for additional pedestrian spaces to enjoy within the town centre.

To understand this more, and make informed decisions for place planning within the town centre, we’re testing what's possible through a trial project, which will see a portion of Grosvenor Road (adjacent to Beaufort Street) transformed into a temporary pedestrianised area.

This project is delivering on ‘Action 2.3 Trial Pedestrian Streets’ of the Beaufort Street Town Centre Place Plan in partnership with RAC, through its Reconnect WA initiative, which aims to create vibrant streets and public spaces for Western Australians to interact and connect with each other.

What we're doing

Taking place between 1 October and 14 November 2022 the trial will investigate if the area could become a pedestrian plaza (closed to vehicles) or a shared street (shared access and use).

The trial will deliver short-term low-cost elements designed for the enjoyment of residents, workers and visitors, and provide seating, picnic tables, shade, lighting, greenery and playful elements. The temporary space will also host all-ages free activities delivered by local groups in partnership with the City.

The Grosvenor Road Trial Plan was approved by Council on 26 July 2022 and provides information about planned events and activities.

Have a look through the Documents and FAQ for further information.

How we will monitor the trial

To provide space for pedestrians, there will be changes to vehicle access of the trial location. This will affect traffic movement within the area, which we plan to monitor.

Both prior to and during the trial, data will be collected to inform what effects the trial has on the surrounding area and local community. The volume and range of community feedback received will be a key element of measuring its effectiveness. We are particularly interested in working with businesses within the Town Centre to collect data on any changes in sales and pedestrian activity.

On completion of the trial, a report will be provided to Council documenting the outcomes, the community feedback received and the potential suitability of implementing a permanent public or shared space at Grosvenor Road.

How you can give your feedback

Community Drop-in Sessions were held in June. If you were unable to make it along, there will be future opportunities to participate and also provide feedback during the trial.

Click on the Key Dates (top right of the page) to find out more.


2. Email or talk to us

Get in contact by sending the Place Planner an email alysha.saunders@vincent.wa.gov.au .


3. Subscribe to this project

If you would like to stay informed or participate in the trial, click Subscribe (bottom right of the page) to receive project updates.

We’re trialling a pedestrian space on the corner of Grosvenor Road and Beaufort Street.

Why we're doing this

During the consultation for the Beaufort Street Town Centre Place Plan (BSTCPP) and Barlee Street Options for Future Use engagement, members of the Mount Lawley and Highgate community expressed a desire for additional pedestrian spaces to enjoy within the town centre.

To understand this more, and make informed decisions for place planning within the town centre, we’re testing what's possible through a trial project, which will see a portion of Grosvenor Road (adjacent to Beaufort Street) transformed into a temporary pedestrianised area.

This project is delivering on ‘Action 2.3 Trial Pedestrian Streets’ of the Beaufort Street Town Centre Place Plan in partnership with RAC, through its Reconnect WA initiative, which aims to create vibrant streets and public spaces for Western Australians to interact and connect with each other.

What we're doing

Taking place between 1 October and 14 November 2022 the trial will investigate if the area could become a pedestrian plaza (closed to vehicles) or a shared street (shared access and use).

The trial will deliver short-term low-cost elements designed for the enjoyment of residents, workers and visitors, and provide seating, picnic tables, shade, lighting, greenery and playful elements. The temporary space will also host all-ages free activities delivered by local groups in partnership with the City.

The Grosvenor Road Trial Plan was approved by Council on 26 July 2022 and provides information about planned events and activities.

Have a look through the Documents and FAQ for further information.

How we will monitor the trial

To provide space for pedestrians, there will be changes to vehicle access of the trial location. This will affect traffic movement within the area, which we plan to monitor.

Both prior to and during the trial, data will be collected to inform what effects the trial has on the surrounding area and local community. The volume and range of community feedback received will be a key element of measuring its effectiveness. We are particularly interested in working with businesses within the Town Centre to collect data on any changes in sales and pedestrian activity.

On completion of the trial, a report will be provided to Council documenting the outcomes, the community feedback received and the potential suitability of implementing a permanent public or shared space at Grosvenor Road.

How you can give your feedback

Community Drop-in Sessions were held in June. If you were unable to make it along, there will be future opportunities to participate and also provide feedback during the trial.

Click on the Key Dates (top right of the page) to find out more.


2. Email or talk to us

Get in contact by sending the Place Planner an email alysha.saunders@vincent.wa.gov.au .


3. Subscribe to this project

If you would like to stay informed or participate in the trial, click Subscribe (bottom right of the page) to receive project updates.

Page last updated: 29 Jul 2022, 11:33 AM