Cecil Avenue East 

Cecil Avenue East is the next phase of the City Centre Regeneration Program – a 10 year, $76 million project that aims to turn Canning into Perth’s southern CBD.

Cecil Avenue East – the next stage of creating a rejuvenated main street in Cannington – has been endorsed by the City of Canning Council.
A Concept Plan for Cecil Avenue East (from near Lake Street to Sevenoaks Street) outlines the vision and work which continues on from the recently upgraded Cecil Avenue West.

The Concept Plan for Cecil Avenue East includes:
  • dedicated bus lanes which can also be used by cyclists and taxis
  • wider footpaths for a pedestrian-friendly street
  • big trees to increase tree canopy on Cecil Avenue
  • rain gardens and points of interest for the public to enjoy e.g. public art
  • smart infrastructure including technology for augmented reality, free Wi-Fi, public mobile charging stations and interactive street and furniture lighting.

Traffic signals will also be installed at the Lake Street intersection to improve safety, as it is planned that in the future Lake Street will be extended to Wharf Street. A raised median will be constructed on Cecil Avenue restricting access to left in / left out.

It is proposed to remove the crossover that is centrally located adjacent to 53 Cecil Avenue and some additional parking bays will be constructed at this location. The site will retain its left in / left out access to the south along Cecil Avenue, and the full access crossover off Lake Street. Right turn movements to / from Cecil Avenue can be undertaken with safety at the proposed traffic signals at Lake Street.

Cecil Avenue East works have commenced along Cecil Avenue from Sevenoaks Street up to just beyond Lake Street. The works will take up approximately 2 months with traffic still able to flow on Cecil Avenue and access all businesses, however, any temporary road closures will be controlled under traffic management.   
Stage 2A is preparation work for Main Works. Stage 2B is planned to commence early 2022 and includes major road and landscape works.

Perspective of Cannington Train Station with elevated rail and Cecil Avenue East.

Perspective of Cecil Avenue East. 

Another perspective of Cecil Avenue East. 

If you have any questions regarding this project and the wider City Centre, please contact Gary McCullough - Senior Project Leader Canning City Centre or Angelika Limmarja - Senior Project Planner Canning City Centre here

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