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Canning Bridge

The Canning Bridge area has a wide range of cultural, civic, natural and community assets used by the local community, and attracts visitors from across Perth. The resident and worker populations of Canning Bridge are anticipated to grow significantly over the coming decades, which will place pressure on the area and require provision of additional public spaces, infrastructure, facilities, programs and services to meet community needs and aspirations.

From this page you can learn more about what’s happening and what’s on offer at the Canning Bridge Activity Centre, the precinct surrounding Canning Bridge Station and comprises land within both the City of Melville and the City of South Perth.

Canning Bridge Activity Centre

Find out more about the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan and development activity on our Canning Bridge Activity Centre page.

Community Engagement and Placemaking

You can get involved in providing feedback to help shape the Canning Bridge Activity Centre through Melville Talks.

Previous community engagement about the activity centre includes:

Applecross Town Team

The Applecross Town Team are a group of local residents and businesses working together to create a sense of community and get to know their neighbours with events in the community.

Get involved and see what they’ve been up to on the Applecross Town Team Facebook page.

Community Facilities

Canning Bridge Community Space (formerly Cirque Community Space)

The room is available for hire for community use, and is located on the Ground Floor, 63 Kishorn Road, Mount Pleasant. For more information see our Canning Bridge Community Space page.

If you are a local artist (amateur, emerging and professional) and want to exhibit your artwork take a look at the Weekender Art Shows page.

Canning Bridge Express Library

Located on the corner of Kintail Road and Canning Beach Road, the facility is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm. For more information see our Canning Bridge Express Library page.

Tivoli Theatre

Located on the corner of Kintail and Canning Beach Road, Applecross, the Tivoli Theatre in Applecross is an Art Deco theatre, built in 1934. It is home to the Tivoli Club of WA, a community theatre group that commenced in 1973 that performs variety style shows suitable for all ages to enjoy.

Rowing

With the beautiful Swan River flowing between the Canning Bridge Activity Centre, why not get involved in the sport of rowing! Contact Rowing WA, Perth Rowing Club and Swan River Rowing Club for more information.

Canning Bridge Art Trail

Did you know there are 17 unique public artworks that stretch the foreshore from Point Heathcote to Mount Henry Bridge? Check out our Canning Bridge Art Trail brochure and find out more on our Public Art page.

Canning Bridge Precinct Murals

In late 2021, we commissioned a series of typography based mural artworks in four locations in the Canning Bridge precinct. Typography is the technique of arranging type or letters and numbers, and was designed to reference the site which is a busy, car-dominated urban streetscape. The intention was for the typographic artwork to create points of interest and moments of contemplation or pause for motorists and pedestrians.

This mural art project addresses some of the precinct artwork aspirations and site-specific considerations of our Public Art Strategy for the Canning Bridge precinct.

The four murals artists and their locations are:

  • Sam Bloor – 904 Canning Highway (Stephen Pratt’s Office)
  • Luke O’Donohoe – 15 Kishorn (Clancy’s)
  • Chris Nixon – 886 Canning Highway
  • Andrew Frazer – 900 Canning Highway

Canning Bridge Activity Centre Place Brand

The ‘At Canning Bridge’ logo and style guide was developed as a place brand for the precinct to give it an image and identity. The designs have elements of local recreational activities mainly featuring the river and the natural environment. See the ‘At Canning Bridge’ style guide for the place branding.

If you would like to use any of the resources, please get in touch with Kylie MacPherson, Place Officer.

Resources for Businesses

The Business Hub is a central source for information, resources and services that support the growth and development of Melville's local businesses and economy.

Canning Bridge Events

See what’s on at Canning Bridge below.

If you are planning an event in Canning Bridge, make sure you read our Plan Your Event or Function page and submit your event for inclusion on our What's On calendar.

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