A new Perth precinct

This landmark waterfront development reconnects Perth city with the Swan River to create a dynamic new entertainment and leisure precinct, set around a stunning 2.7ha inlet. 

Watch this 2-minute animated video and see what Elizabeth Quay's new public spaces have to offer and how the precinct will look when the multi-storey hotels, apartments and office spaces are complete.

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Our vision for Perth’s future

Elizabeth Quay is at the heart of our plan to revitalise the city centre and enhance Perth’s reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the world. This $2.6 billion project creates a true waterfront precinct and is now part of the physical and cultural fabric of our city. 

Perth’s ultimate riverfront destination

$2.2billion in private investment

World-class tourism

A fun place for families

A fun place for families

New ways to explore Perth

Eat, drink and relax

Eat, drink and relax

Events and activities for everyone

Elizabeth Quay Development Timelines

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Development Timeline for Elizabeth Quay

Reconnecting with the river

Perth’s riverfront was once a place for picnics and paddling, with public baths along the water’s edge. As the city grew, new development cut off the connection between the river and the city, culminating in 1940 when Riverside Drive was built. Elizabeth Quay brings the river and the city together again, creating new recreational opportunities for Perth locals and visitors.


These salt and freshwater baths built in 1897 were a feature of the Perth Esplanade until they were dismantled in 1914.

A new future for the CBD

The development of the Perth CBD has historically been built on an east-west alignment. Elizabeth Quay returns the city’s focus to the river and - together with Perth City Link, Yagan Square, the Perth Cultural Centre and a range of other public and private developments – extend the CBD north- south. These landmark projects are expanding our city’s grid and adding density to our CBD to create a more connected, vibrant Perth.

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The needs of growing Perth

Perth’s population is expanding, which means the city needs new hotels, offices, retail outlets, and places to eat and drink. Elizabeth Quay offers a range of exciting new places and facilities for central Perth.

Five star accommodation at The Ritz-Carlton by 2018

Five star accommodation at The Ritz-Carlton by 2018

Perth attracts over two million visitors each year

200,000 sqm of new office space

Home to the Asia-Pacific headquarters for global oil and gas giant Chevron

The Towers at Elizabeth Quay will include 379 apartments

1400 new residents

1400 new residents

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