Square coming round

A TOWN square for North Perth is getting closer with Vincent council approving a tenderer this week.

Engineering company BOS Civil saw off three other firms to win the building contract for “North Perth Common”, a public space planned for the corner of View and Fitzgerald Streets in the town centre.

BOS Civil previously worked on the Victoria Park RSL memorial wall, and built those peculiar orange and grey bee-hive seats on William Street, just north of Yagan Square.

• Emerge Associates’ concept design for North Perth town square.

BOS will be working with Emerge Associates, who designed the circular-themed space with more trees, more places to sit and road treatments to slow down cars and make the square safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

It’s part of a push to create new public spaces in town centres like the Mary Street Piazza in Highgate and Oxford Reserve in Leederville.

The project has a budget of $750,000, with $250,000 of that being contributed by the state government.

by DAVID BELL

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