Continuous improvement to Mount Lawley streetscape

01 September 2021

New art deco motif lighting and planter boxes are the latest improvements in a years-long campaign to improve and beautify the Mount Lawley precinct.
Centred along Beaufort Street, the precinct is bound by Queens Crescent, Alvan Street, Walcott Street and Field Street, and includes Astor and Beaucott Lanes. The City commissioned independent consultants Mackay Urban design to carry out the study using feedback from a number of community workshops conducted in October 2018 and March 2019.
In 2020/21 Council adopted the Mount Lawley Streetscape Study, which saw $275,000 allocated to deliver short-term actions identified in the study. To activate street fronts, the City implemented Shopfront Improvement Grants to spark small-scale investment from landowners and/or business owners to uplift shopfronts.
A further $350,000 was allocated towards improvements to Astor and Beaucott Lanes, as well as new parking and wayfinding signage.
Mayor Mark Irwin said that the continued focus and investment in community and business centres like Mount Lawley, Inglewood and Mirrabooka was proof that a diverse Council was delivering value to all residents across the breadth of the City.
“Each of the Lawley Ward Councillors that have served on Council this term have been fierce advocates for development across their wards, and this had led to a series of improvements being delivered in the town centre,” he said.
“All across the Mount Lawley precinct we now have improvements such as an eight-metre public mural, median strip street trees, activated street fronts and now up-lit street lighting motifs.
“These investments will continue even over the next few weeks, with new planter boxes being installed to increase greenery along shop fronts, and benches which will provide additional incidental seating to increase the length of time visitors stay in the precinct.”
In the City’s 2021/22 budget, further funding is set aside for the next phase of improvements, including the installation of new CCTV in Astor and Beaucott Lanes between Walcott St and the City’s two carparks. 
In future upgrades, businesses will be able to feed data from public area facing cameras on their properties into the City’s network which will be capable of managing their recorded data.
Resurfacing and improved lighting of Beaucott and Astor Lanes, and landscaping upgrades to the carpark entries, are also planned for completion by the end of this calendar year.

Image 1: Art deco up lit lights
Image 2: Planter boxes

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