The project is one of six under the $14.5 million Perth CBD Transport Plan – Active Travel Upgrades, funded by the Australian Government and Western Australian Government and delivered by the City of Perth as part of the Perth City Deal.

The path runs inside the park land from Thomas Street to Fraser Avenue. It crosses Kings Park Road in front of Dumas House and connects with the existing shared path along Harvest Terrace, and the route was designed to minimise the clearing of trees. 

Renewed vegetation is being planted and lighting and CCTV will be installed along the path to improve safety for those walking and riding at night. 

The Perth City Deal is generating 7,500 construction jobs and is expected to generate 2,300 ongoing jobs. 

Full details of projects being delivered through the Perth City Deal can be found at
Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King:

“This is a fantastic example of all levels of government working together to deliver strategic investment into Perth’s infrastructure and future economic development to the benefit of all Western Australians.

“This investment from the Australian Government, alongside the WA Government and City of Perth, will deliver more active transport opportunities and improve safety for people travelling around the city.”

Quotes attributable to WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

“We are committed to building infrastructure that connects our communities and provides safe walking and riding options around Perth’s CBD, and this new shared path does just that. 

“We are investing record amounts in new riding and walking infrastructure over the next four years, supporting our community, the economy and creating more jobs.”    

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Perth Patrick Gorman:

“I am thrilled to see this project complete and ready to start benefitting the Perth CBD and surrounding communities. 

“This is good news for Perth walkers, cyclists, runners, pram-users and people with accessibility difficulties. The shared use path will have flow-on benefits for local businesses by increasing foot traffic, while reducing traffic on our roads, too.

The Australian Government is proud to support this initiative to make our city safer, more connected and more sustainable.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Perth John Carey: 

“As the local Member for Perth, I personally worked on the State Government’s WA Bicycle Network Plan and conducted on-site audits of key City routes that needed improvements. 

“The Kings Park Shared Path was identified as one of the key corridor routes and locations and I’m deeply proud that our Government has funded and delivered this new shared path.

“Kings Park is one of Perth’s most iconic locations and this new shared path links Kings Park to the CBD – providing a safe and sustainable route for residents and tourists to travel to and enjoy this location.”

Quotes attributable to City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: 

“The completion of the Kings Park Road shared path is a significant step in improving connectivity and creating a fully connected cycling network for the City of Perth. 

“The path provides an easy, safe and scenic route to walk, ride, run or scoot in and out of the CBD.

“Not only will it encourage workers and visitors to choose more sustainable transport options, it will also boost vibrancy along Kings Park Road and support local business in the area – a win for all!”
19 FEBRUARY 2024

Media Contact:

Minister King – Lyndal Curtis
Minister Saffioti – Ben Hennessy 
City of Perth – Hannah Marcuson