Supported by private industry and the State Government, Stage One included the installation of 65 planter boxes and benches designed and painted by local artists, three mural artworks and an app to highlight a series of walks and trails throughout the area.

The City has supported the installation of an additional 65 planter boxes, three large murals and laneway lighting as part of the Stage Two of the initiative which, will leverage the outcomes achieved from Stage One.

Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said the City would work with Historic Heart to create a well designed city space for all people.

"The City of Perth’s strategic vision is focused on revitalising urban spaces, such as the East End, that celebrate the city’s natural and built form," Mr Lumsden said.

"Historic Heart is a well-established community group with evidence of high-quality outcomes, as shown through the positive impact of Stage One.

"This funding agreement will assist Historic Heart to continue its momentum and successfully integrate its initiatives with the City of Perth East End Improvement Model and larger East End Revitalisation Masterplan."

Historic Heart of Perth Inc Project Manager, Sandy Anghie said the grant would add colour and life to the streets of Perth's east end, signifying new life and change in this important part of our city.

"Perth's east end, the Historic Heart, is a critical gateway to the Perth CBD for both locals and tourists," Ms Anghie said.

"The area is home to some of Perth's finest collections of heritage buildings, local landmarks, cultural and tourism assets, and only a 30 minute walk from Optus Stadium.

"Working with the City of Perth, our shared vision for the Historic Heart is to create an identifiable precinct with a strong sense of place, contributing to the city and to the people who live, work and visit.

"On behalf of Historic Heart of Perth Inc, I would like to thank the City of Perth and the Commissioners for their support of the Historic Heart project."

In addition to the visible urban improvements, the proposal will see local artists, gardeners and manufacturers employed.

It also aims to stimulate further investment into the area, bring together the history of the urban built form, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, community and the natural environment.

Issued by: Haydn Kruger, Media Advisor, 0427 832 942,