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.