Cottesloe - Principal Shared Path Construction

We will be extending the Principal Shared Path (PSP) along the Fremantle railway line from Grant Street Station to Victoria Street Station in Cottesloe.

We have prioritised this to improve safety and accessibility between Cottesloe and Perth City by providing a continuous off-road facility, reducing possible conflict with road traffic and providing a high-quality link to key tourist attractions.

Working closely with the Town of Cottesloe, we have created a design that complements the surrounding environment between the railway line and Curtin Avenue.

The extended path makes up the first of two stages to the extension.

This project will ensure everyone is able to travel safely on a dedicated connection. 

Latest news

Early works commenced on 7 January to relocate the existing railway reserve fence and remove targeted vegetation. This will allow Keslake Group, who was awarded the contract in November 2018, to set up their site office.

Before any vegetation is removed, environmental officers from Main Roads and the Town of Cottesloe will tag to identify and protect remaining vegetation.

By early February, earthworks for the path construction will begin. The final path is expected to be completed by the end of June.

Find out more information in our January Project Update.

Scope of works

  • Extend the existing PSP by 2.8 kilometres to separate pedestrians and cyclists from motorists. This will provide access to train stations, the Mosman Park Activity Centre and Cottesloe Primary School.
  • Provide a pedestrian and cyclist crossing at Eric Street to avoid cyclists crossing at signalised intersections.
  • Install new lighting, signs and pavement markings.


Image: Cyclist on path


​Key benefits

  • Improved shared path connectivity from Perth city to the coast in Cottesloe
  • Improved safety
  • Upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities
Last Updated: 29 January 2019