Rutland Avenue Shared Path Project

Consultation has concluded

The Town of Victoria Park and the Department of Transport have partnered to deliver improved walking and cycling facilities along Rutland Avenue.

The aim of this project is to provide a safe and convenient connection for pedestrians and bike riders between the existing principal shared path (PSP) along the Graham Farmer Freeway and Welshpool Road.

The project has been split into four sections. Three of these sections will see the development of off-road shared paths and one section will result in a safe active street (SAS).

Sections from north to south are as follows:

  1. PSP: Goodwood Parade from Graham Farmer Freeway to Great Eastern Highway;
  2. SAS: Rutland Avenue from Great Eastern Highway to Roberts Road;
  3. PSP: Rutland Avenue from Roberts Road to Oats Street;
  4. PSP: Rutland Avenue from Oats Street to Welshpool Road.

Safe active streets are quiet local roads designed to allow people walking, riding bicycles and driving cars to share the street safely. Vehicle speeds are reduced to 30 km/h and are complemented by traffic calming treatments to make the street safer and more comfortable for all members of the community, while still allowing vehicle traffic to move through.

These streets are an important new part of Perth’s transport network offering active transport connections between parks, local schools, local shops, business districts and where people live.

Principal shared paths are shared pedestrian and bicycle paths that primarily follow freeway and rail corridors, they have a high degree of separation from traffic utilising bridges and tunnels to bypass intersections where possible.

Unlike the three PSP sections, the SAS section will involve a significant change to the road environment to create a shared space. Due to this, and following the Department of Transport's SAS responsive design process, the Town seeked feedback from our community and commuters on the Rutland Avenue SAS. Feedback received will be used to inform the project design and delivery.

What is happening now?

Community consultation has now closed for this project and the engagement report has been uploaded. Thank you to everyone that was involved.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?


The Town of Victoria Park and the Department of Transport have partnered to deliver improved walking and cycling facilities along Rutland Avenue.

The aim of this project is to provide a safe and convenient connection for pedestrians and bike riders between the existing principal shared path (PSP) along the Graham Farmer Freeway and Welshpool Road.

The project has been split into four sections. Three of these sections will see the development of off-road shared paths and one section will result in a safe active street (SAS).

Sections from north to south are as follows:

  1. PSP: Goodwood Parade from Graham Farmer Freeway to Great Eastern Highway;
  2. SAS: Rutland Avenue from Great Eastern Highway to Roberts Road;
  3. PSP: Rutland Avenue from Roberts Road to Oats Street;
  4. PSP: Rutland Avenue from Oats Street to Welshpool Road.

Safe active streets are quiet local roads designed to allow people walking, riding bicycles and driving cars to share the street safely. Vehicle speeds are reduced to 30 km/h and are complemented by traffic calming treatments to make the street safer and more comfortable for all members of the community, while still allowing vehicle traffic to move through.

These streets are an important new part of Perth’s transport network offering active transport connections between parks, local schools, local shops, business districts and where people live.

Principal shared paths are shared pedestrian and bicycle paths that primarily follow freeway and rail corridors, they have a high degree of separation from traffic utilising bridges and tunnels to bypass intersections where possible.

Unlike the three PSP sections, the SAS section will involve a significant change to the road environment to create a shared space. Due to this, and following the Department of Transport's SAS responsive design process, the Town seeked feedback from our community and commuters on the Rutland Avenue SAS. Feedback received will be used to inform the project design and delivery.

What is happening now?

Community consultation has now closed for this project and the engagement report has been uploaded. Thank you to everyone that was involved.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?


Consultation has concluded
  • Update September 2019 - Project Progress

    7 months ago

    The Town is continuing to review alternate options to the Safe Active Street as a result of issues raised during the consultation process.

    Significant progress is being made and the Town may be in a position at the end of the year to make a decision on whether to proceed with a Safe Active Street or Shared Path option.

    The adjacent section of the Rutland Avenue route between Roberts Road and Oats Street is also progressing through design with funding allocated for construction of a shared path during the 2019/20 financial year.

    The Town is continuing to review alternate options to the Safe Active Street as a result of issues raised during the consultation process.

    Significant progress is being made and the Town may be in a position at the end of the year to make a decision on whether to proceed with a Safe Active Street or Shared Path option.

    The adjacent section of the Rutland Avenue route between Roberts Road and Oats Street is also progressing through design with funding allocated for construction of a shared path during the 2019/20 financial year.

  • Update March 2019 - Consultation Reports Published

    about 1 year ago

    The consultation reports have been approved by both the Town of Victoria Park and Department of Transport and are now available in the project document library.

    Two reports have been prepared - the first is the Summary Report that lists key findings and recommendations on how the project should proceed. The second is the Community Engagement Report which goes into more detail on the consultation process and the feedback received.

    Work will continue with assessing the various options to achieve the best outcome for the community and users. The project website will be updated periodically when key points are reached...

    The consultation reports have been approved by both the Town of Victoria Park and Department of Transport and are now available in the project document library.

    Two reports have been prepared - the first is the Summary Report that lists key findings and recommendations on how the project should proceed. The second is the Community Engagement Report which goes into more detail on the consultation process and the feedback received.

    Work will continue with assessing the various options to achieve the best outcome for the community and users. The project website will be updated periodically when key points are reached, with the next being completion of detailed costing (including utility service relocations) which is expected in mid-2019.


  • Update July 2018 - Summary Report is Awaiting Final Approval for Publication

    over 1 year ago

    The Town has completed the draft Consultation Summary Report which collates all feedback received to date and suggests recommendations on how the project should proceed.

    As the Town is partnering with the Department of Transport for the Safe Active Street project, they are currently conducting their review of the report before it can be published.

    Once approved the report will be made available on this website and those who contributed feedback during the consultaiton process will be emailed to be made aware of it.

    The Town has completed the draft Consultation Summary Report which collates all feedback received to date and suggests recommendations on how the project should proceed.

    As the Town is partnering with the Department of Transport for the Safe Active Street project, they are currently conducting their review of the report before it can be published.

    Once approved the report will be made available on this website and those who contributed feedback during the consultaiton process will be emailed to be made aware of it.

  • Community Consultation Has Now Closed - Project Under Review

    almost 2 years ago

    Thank you to everyone for your feedback on this project! The information and comments will now be collated to determine how the Town will proceed with the Safe Active Street project.

    Outcomes will be detailed in a summary report that will be provided on this project page in due course. We will aim for this to be available at the start of June.

    Thank you to everyone for your feedback on this project! The information and comments will now be collated to determine how the Town will proceed with the Safe Active Street project.

    Outcomes will be detailed in a summary report that will be provided on this project page in due course. We will aim for this to be available at the start of June.

  • Attend a pop-up information session to find out more

    almost 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Would you like to know more about the Rutland Avenue Shared Path Project? Come and talk to a project team member at one of our pop-up events.

    The pop-up information sessions will explain the proposal and provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts on the two designs.

    Thursday 22 March, 7am-9am

    Rutland Ave pop-up. Celebrate Bike Week with a free coffee and chia bun!

    Outside Victoria Park Train Station, Lathlain (Rutland Ave side)

    Friday 23 March, 6.30am-8.30am

    Belmont Bike Breakfast

    Balbuk Way, Rivervale (off Goodwood Pde boat ramp)

    Would you like to know more about the Rutland Avenue Shared Path Project? Come and talk to a project team member at one of our pop-up events.

    The pop-up information sessions will explain the proposal and provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts on the two designs.

    Thursday 22 March, 7am-9am

    Rutland Ave pop-up. Celebrate Bike Week with a free coffee and chia bun!

    Outside Victoria Park Train Station, Lathlain (Rutland Ave side)

    Friday 23 March, 6.30am-8.30am

    Belmont Bike Breakfast

    Balbuk Way, Rivervale (off Goodwood Pde boat ramp)