The Perth riverbank could have a new look, if the Northern Midlands Council vote for a motion at Monday’s council meeting.
A new footbridge, park and an aim to improve access for people with a disability will all be discussed.
If the council approve the motion, a draft plan will be made and cost estimates sought.
Mayor David Downie said the works would make Perth a more inviting area for potential development.
“It’s important to maintain the river bank and it will be adding value to Perth,” councillor Downie said.
“The river is a beautiful aspect of Perth, you definitely see people using that area.”
Cr Downie said he hoped the other councillors supported the plan.
“It will become a strategy document and then used in the future. We’re actually strategically setting space aside for public open space,” he said.
The Northern Midlands Council senior planner Paul Godier said the works were recommended by the Perth District Committee.
“The Perth Local District Committee have for some time advocated for improvements to public open space and, in particular, the improved connectivity of William Street Reserve to Mill Road, George Street and the recreation areas throughout Perth,” Mr Godier said.
The works were identified in the Perth structure Plan.
Mr Godier identified a number of potential developments including:
- creating a new footbridge to extend the pathway network
- Transforming the quarry site into an open space park and corridor for recreation, with an individual masterplan to be prepared for the area.
- Providing additional facilities and amenities with open space assets.
- Improve the open space beneath and around the Perth Bridge, including better access for people living with disabilities.
The council will also discuss the Ross Bridge national heritage listing, Evandale’s Catholic Cemetery and a mobile food van vendors policy.
It will be held at 5pm.