New Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges

The iconic Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges project is set to boost connectivity and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Following an intense period of design and obtaining development approval at the beginning of the year, work sites are now established at McCallum Park, Heirisson Island, and Point Fraser. The project will feature two cable-stayed bridges, providing a six-metre-wide shared path linking the Victoria Park Foreshore at McCallum Park with Heirisson Island and Perth's CBD at Point Fraser.

The existing Causeway shared path is used by more than 3,000 people every day and is no longer fit for purpose. With user numbers predicted to rise as Perth's population continues to grow, this dedicated pedestrian and cycling infrastructure will improve safety by separating path users from the busy Causeway Traffic Bridge.

Ground improvement works are underway at McCallum Park and Heirisson Island, involving a combination of techniques ensuring the stability and safety of the bridge approach embankments. At Point Fraser the project is replacing and relocating a 100 plus year-old water pipe out of the way of the bridge abutment, enabling further construction work.

The project location holds strong cultural significance to Aboriginal people. In consultation with the project's Matagarup Elders Group, interpretive architectural and landscape design has been incorporated to showcase Whadjuk Noongar culture and heritage. The S-shaped curves of the bridges symbolise the sinuous movement of the Waugyl (rainbow serpent).

Aboriginal Cultural Monitors have been on-site during all ground disturbing work on Heirisson Island to identify any items of Aboriginal cultural heritage uncovered during construction and to ensure they are protected and managed.

The new bridges will be located approximately 90 metres downstream of the existing Causeway traffic bridge. The bridges will improve safety, connectivity, and amenity for the community, and provide education for tourists and local communities alike. The Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges project is being delivered by the Causeway Link Alliance and is expected to be complete in late 2024. Visit our website to get the latest information.