The City of Canning has committed to creating a vibrant City Centre – we say Perth’s Southern CBD. We will achieve this through the implementation of a robust environmental, social and economic platform.

The revitalised City Centre with a rejuvenated streetscape for Cecil Avenue will anchor the area with a mixed-use and a pedestrian-friendly tree lined street. Incorporating an inviting space for people of all ages, backgrounds and professions, new streetscapes and a vibrant public realm will create a more diverse and vital City Centre, both day and night.

Realising the Canning City Centre’s potential as a significant precinct, the  area will ultimately allow the potential retail offerings and increased commercial office space, new and diverse living options and quality recreation on the Canning River. 

The City Centre will feature high density residential accommodation in desirable locations near the train station and adjoining Westfield Carousel, which is set to increase its retail space from 82,000mto 130,000m2 in late 2018. Adding a level of energy to the area and helping to bring the space to life, the expansion of Westfield Carousel will be a significant factor in the shape and success of the City Centre.

The $70m City Centre Regeneration Program is expected to deliver 10,000 new homes for 25,000 new residents, resulting in economic benefits of up to $2.2 billion in gross value, whilst giving the area a long awaited ‘heart’ by:

  • Connecting the Cannington train station to the river by creating a pedestrian link through the City Centre;
  • Delivering greater vibrancy day and night by creating a Transit Orientated Development near the train station and through the expansion of the Westfield Carousel shopping centre;
  • Providing greater diversity of use, employment and accessibility; and
  • Featuring a new Market Square, Multicultural Street Market and Train Station Square.

Additionally, Canning City Centre will be supported by the business and industrial centres of Canning Vale and Welshpool and benefit from adjacent City of Canning developments including:

  • Bentley 360
  • Canning Vale Regional Sports Facility
  • The Learning City Initiative

  • Canning leading the Digital City Program

To view the video of the vision for the Canning City Centre see below:


Reference Documents Implementation: Regeneration Program Canning City Centre 15 Year Vision Brochure Implementation: Regeneration Program: News Articles Canning City Centre Community Bulletins