Lake Street Extension 

The Canning City Centre Regeneration Program is a 10 year, $76 million program that aims to create Canning as Perth’s southern CBD. Part of that plan to revitalise the Canning City Centre and realise its potential as a Strategic Metropolitan Centre in Perth. The focus is to create a City Centre that is vibrant and offers a range of activities and options to its users. Phase 2 of the Regeneration Program is underway which includes the Lake Street Extension project. This allows the City to deliver a new connecting road from Cecil Avenue to Wharf Street. This will provide a desirable and direct link between Cannington Leisureplex and Cecil Avenue, and further promote the viability and accessibility of Cannington Leisureplex with direct access to the heart of the City centre and Carousel shopping centre.  

As part of achieving the future vision for the Canning City Centre, the City worked closely with Development WA to enable important new secondary roads to be developed in line with the WAPC approved Activity Centre Plan. In 2020 and early 2021, key State government agencies approved the City’s request to include the important Lake Street Extension as part of land negotiations for Ceil Avenue East.

Construction of the new road is now underway and is expected to be completed by mid August 2023.

  • Any temporary road closures will be controlled under traffic management.  All contractors will be made aware of the safety issues of pedestrians given there are three schools adjoining the site of the new roads. Some major works will affect Wharf Street, and the entry and exit into Cannington Leisureplex and Library.
The following will be underway from 23 January 2023:
  • Commencement of major works including the installation of water main, street lighting, pavement, footpath and landscaping.
  • The Wharf Street entry to Cannington Leisureplex and Library will be reduced to entry only until early February 2023. Vehicles will need to exit via the second entrance onto Sevenoaks Street.
  • The row of car parking bays facing Coker Park will be unavailable until early February 2023. To ensure you arrive to your event, function or class on time, we recommend providing yourself ample time to find parking.


If you have any questions on this project or the wider City Centre, please contact Gary McCullough - Senior Project Leader Canning City Centre ( / 08 9231 0515) or Angelika Limmarja - Senior Project Planner Urban Regeneration (  / 08 9231 0567).

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