King Street, Perth

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King Street
Western Australia
General information
Type Street
Length 400 m (1,300 ft)
Major junctions
South end St Georges Terrace
  Hay Street, Murray Street
North end Wellington Street State Route 65
Location(s)
Major suburbs Perth

King Street is located in the central business district of Perth, Western Australia. The street has a very European feel with its early 20th century, low-rise architecture and restored facades.

Commonly known locally as the start of the "West End", it transverses two of Perth's major streets, Murray Street and Hay Street; between the two there are around a dozen shops, including many high-end stores such as McKilroy, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Kookai, Bally, Georg Jensen, Tiffany & Co., Sass and Bide, Watches of Switzerland, Zomp, Dilettante, Hunt Leather, Longchamp, and many other stores and cafes.

Other high end retailers surround King Street on Hay Street, including Burberry, Emporio Armani, Canali, Hugo Boss and Apple.

During significant changes in the Perth CBD in the 1980s King Street was recognised as being a significant remnant of Perth's earlier streetscapes.[1][2][3]

The street precinct is listed with the Heritage Council of Western Australia.[4]

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ King Street study : first stage study, n.p, 1987, retrieved 2 June 2012 
  2. ^ Perth (W.A. : Municipality). Planning Dept (1993), King Street Heritage Precinct design guidelines (1st ed.), The Dept., retrieved 2 June 2012 
  3. ^ "Remaking the Road in King-street, Perth". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 12 July 1925. p. 13. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  4. ^ http://register.heritage.wa.gov.au/viewplace.html?offset=2&place_seq=2031

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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