Elizabeth Quay

The river. The city. Together again.

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.


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.