Perth City Link

The Perth City Link is Perth’s most significant urban regeneration project, connecting the Perth City Centre and Northbridge for the first time in over 100 years.


The Goal

The commitment by the state government and City of Perth to sink the Mandurah-Clarkson and Perth-Fremantle rail lines through to Lake Street (completed in 2013), and provide a new underground bus station (opened in 2016), was the catalyst for the redevelopment of the land.

The physical, technical and operational constraints of numerous infrastructure elements presented significant challenges for the Masterplan, as did the effective incorporation of the new Perth Arena.

Our Role

Preparation of Master Plan and Report (as lead Master Plan consultant), Design guidelines, Plans of Subdivision, Development Applications, coordination of Consultant Team inputs for planning documents, ongoing ‘vision keeping.’

The Outcome

The Masterplan results in an innovative, progressive destination bringing together shops, offices, hotels, apartments, parks and plazas, cultural venues, restaurants and bars, whilst retaining and integrating high quality public transport.

TBB also prepared the Design Guidelines, with JCY Architects, and gained approval for the complex three-dimensional subdivision of the land that accommodated complicated transport and services infrastructure, private development under and over public reserves, and flexibility for the changing needs of public and private built-form development.

Planning outcomes included:

  • Approximately 1,650 apartments
  • 244,000sqm of commercial and retail space
  • 250 hotel rooms and 350 short-stay apartments
  • five new vehicle and pedestrian links to Northbridge
  • creation of Perth Arena, underground Busport, Yagan Square and Kings Square

Quick Facts

  • Location
    City of Perth
  • Site Area
    13.5 hectares
  • Land Use

Project Team

Ben De Marchi

Rachel Chapman

Karen Hyde