Perth Children’s Hospital Kids Bridge (the Kids Bridge)

Closed 8 Apr 2020

Opened 2 Apr 2020

Overview

Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) is proposing to construct and operate a new pedestrian link bridge (Kids Bridge) that crosses Winthrop Avenue (Ave), between Monash Ave and Aberdare Road. This will connect the northern green space of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre to Kings Park and Botanic Garden (KPBG). The objective of the proposal is to provide direct and safe access for patients, families and staff with respite from the hospital. At present access to KPBG from the hospital requires crossing up to nine traffic lanes.

The proposal includes the construction of a steel bridge, within a Development Envelop of up to 1.35 hectares (ha).  A pedestrian pathway north of the Kids Bridge is also proposed. Up to 0.1 ha of native vegetation will require clearing.

The Development Envelope has been developed in close consultation with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals