Our entertainment capital, Northbridge attracts people from across Perth and beyond, drawn to lively and gritty nightlife, diverse food scene, independent retailers and creatives. The hub of a pulsing culture and arts scene, there is a true sense of inner-city community.
What we’ve heard:
- Strengthen the neighbourhood’s arts and cultural identity – share stories and support diversity.
- Enhance public places, amenity and streetscapes through greening and planting.
- Strengthen cultural and social outreach.
- Explore alternative community safety strategies beyond policing and CCTV.
- Activate and re-purpose City-owned assets.
- Explore future community recreation facilities and amenities.
Neighbourhood Highlights 2021/22
Roe Street transformed
To complement Perth City Link, improve connections between Northbridge and Central Perth, and driver further regeneration, a significant program of works to transform Roe Street will continue during 2021/22. Being delivered in collaboration with DevelopmentWA, the project will upgrade critical infrastructure and revitalise streetscapes, including delivery of 1.2km of new cycle and footpaths, landscaping, lighting and drainage from Fitzgerald to Stirling Street.
Live Music Hub at Northbridge Piazza
WA Music Industry Association has taken up residence at the Northbridge Piazza Community Arts Space, in partnership with City of Perth. This will see WAM work to nurture this iconic Northbridge location a a vibrant cultural hub.
The City is also delivering new street furniture, bike racks and other amenities at Northbridge Piazza – making it more attractive and enjoyable for visitors.
Welcome to Northbridge
A feature sign to be installed on William Street will provide important wayfinding and a fitting welcome to Northbridge’s diverse visitors and residents - both day and night.
Enlivening laneways with vibrant murals
In partnership with WA Police, and working with young people, the City is working to identify laneways for public art mural opportunities with the aim to increase vibrancy, enhance community safety and deter vandalism.
Containers for Change
Containers for Change is WA’s new state-wide container deposit scheme, where community can cash in eligible recyclable containers for 10-cents each.
The City’s full-service facility at 6B-8 Aberdeen Street includes a ‘drop and run’ plus large volume processing capacity. Refunds are available via cash and scheme ID. An additional Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) will be installed on Roe Street, with cashless refunds via EFT direct to your account, with a scheme ID.
Ensuring Northbridge remains Perth’s premier entertainment precinct
The City has initiated Amendment No. 41 to the City Planning Scheme No. 2, proposing to create the Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct.
This means new landowners will be notified they are in an entertainment precinct and noise-sensitive premises such as residential and short stay accommodation will need to be appropriately attenuated – with the aim of minimising noise complaints for nightlife businesses operators.
Proposed changes to Noise Regulations will enable entertainment venues who ‘opt in’ and obtain a Venue Approval to operate at higher noise levels than currently permitted, subject to conditions.
Urban Forrest Tree Planting
New tree planting in Lion Walk will enhance pedestrian amenity and support local cafés and alfresco areas.
Lighting up Mountain Terrace
The “Light it Up” public art program will focus on the entrance to Mountain Terrace, and will feature a dynamic, engaging lighting installation that beautifies the surrounding area and builds on the neighbourhood’s character, making it feel safe and welcoming.
3-hour free parking at CPP Cultural Centre
Shopping, dining or drinks has never been easier with free 3-hour secure, undercover parking on weekends and public holidays just a stone’s throw from Northbridge’s vibrant nightlife.
Events and Celebrations
The Christmas Lights Trail will transform Northbridge at this magical time of year, through light installations and vibrant Christmas decorations. Northbridge is also the heart of celebrations for New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year.
Local neighbourhood Australia Day celebrations are planned along with Skyworks in Central Perth.
A three-day event in April 2022, Heritage Perth weekend celebrates our natural, cultural and built heritage and its ongoing contribution to our community.
Iconic Northbridge events sponsored by the City will include Fringe World Festival, Awesome Arts Festival, Maali Festival and Perth Chinese New Year Fair.
The Historic Northbridge program will celebrate its history through placement of plaques and markers that commemorate people and places of significance to the neighbourhood.