List of lanes and arcades in Perth, Western Australia

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The following is a list of lanes, arcades and pedestrian malls in the central business district of Perth, Western Australia.

The first plan of Perth, developed in 1829 by the Surveyor-General, John Septimus Roe, was a semi-regular grid pattern bounded by Mount Eliza to the west, wetlands to the north, with three principal streets running parallel to the Swan River and three streets running north–south. The original allotments ran through from street to street in a north–south direction so that properties generally had two frontages.

Following the completion of the central Perth railway station in 1881, the area bounded by William and Barrack Streets was consolidated as the commercial and retail centre of Perth. Banks, insurance buildings, professional and commercial offices were constructed along St Georges Terrace, with businesses, shops and warehouses developing in Wellington, Murray and Hay Streets. A number of hotels and theatres were also built in this central area and large department stores, such as Foy & Gibson and Sandover established along the tram route and the shopping strip along Hay Street. Shopping arcades and passageways were also developed in this period, allowing people to move with ease through the increasingly busy Perth streets and providing spaces for additional commercial premises outlets within the narrow blocks.

List of lanes[edit]

Laneways of Perth

The City of Perth has documented that there are 34 lanes in the City Centre, of which nine are owned (or part owned) by the City and the remaining 25 are privately owned.[1]

  • Grand Lane (6)[2]
  • Howard Lane (34)
  • McLean Lane (8)
  • Mercantile Lane (33)
  • Munster Lane (14)
  • Prince Lane (4)
  • Shafto Lane (12)
  • Wolf Lane (15)

List of arcades[edit]

Historic[edit]

List of pedestrian malls[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Adjacent to the site of the former Grand Theatre Francis, Rodney I (December 1990). "The Coombe Family of Perth. -The demolition of Perth's oldest cinema, the Grand Theatre destroyed a monument to an era and a family". Kino. 9 (2): 12–17. Retrieved 24 June 2014. , see also "FILMS Perth Cinema To Show British Programmes". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 August 1949. p. 11. Retrieved 24 June 2014.  and Grand Theatre, Murray Street, Perth, 1990, retrieved 24 June 2014 
  3. ^ "140". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "160 Central". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arcade 800". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bon Marche Arcade". The Daily News. Perth: National Library of Australia. 11 October 1928. p. 11 Edition: Home (Final) Edition. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Brookfield Place". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Dickinson, Michael (31 July 1982), "Stylish return for the City Arcade", National Times (25): 40, retrieved 16 June 2014 
  9. ^ Note that some of the National Library of Australia's online database headings, referring to the early stages of development of Arcades in Perth, use this generic title
  10. ^ Western Australian Tourism Commission (1988), Interior of City Arcade, Perth, 1988, retrieved 16 June 2014 
  11. ^ "Department of Treasury and Finance Location Plan". Government of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Hotchkin, Ken; Cyril and Ethel Peet Memorial Fund (1965), The Cremorne Arcade, Hay Street, Perth, 31 August 1965 [picture], retrieved 16 June 2014 
  13. ^ "Enex100". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  14. ^ Mitchell, E. L. (Ernest Lund) (1900), Town Hall, Hay Street, looking east, 1920s, retrieved 16 June 2014 
  15. ^ "Plaza Arcade sold for $A26m", Australasian Business Intelligence, COMTEX News Network, Inc: 1008169i6452, 18 June 2003, ISSN 1320-6680 
  16. ^ Arnold, K (2007), Clearing the site for the Raine Square Redevelopment [picture], retrieved 16 June 2014 
  17. ^ "Raine Square". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  18. ^ Stevenson, Kinder & Scott Corporate Photography; HRRC (1972), Demolition site after removal of Ambassadors Theatre [picture], retrieved 16 June 2014 
  19. ^ "St Martin's Arcade". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  20. ^ Illustrations Ltd (1930), Trinity Arcade Entrance, Hay Street, Perth, retrieved 16 June 2014 
  21. ^ Perth (W.A. : Municipality) (2008), City of Perth Sparkle City Christmas Art : your guide to the best Christmas Art in the City, City of Perth, retrieved 16 June 2014 
  22. ^ "Wesley Quarter". City of Perth. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  23. ^ Ruskin Studio (1920), Staff Photograph, Ruskin Studio, Bairds Arcade, Perth, retrieved 16 June 2014 
  24. ^ "The Central Arcade Market, Perth". Western Mail. Perth: National Library of Australia. 19 May 1906. p. 25. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  25. ^ Padbury Building tended to be known as 'Padburys Buildings' in its time "MR. PADBURY'S NEW BUILDINGS". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 2 August 1924. p. 7. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  26. ^ Western Australia. Government Photographer (1967), The fountain in Terrace Arcade, Perth, retrieved 16 June 2014 
  27. ^ Stevenson, Kinder & Scott Corporate Photography (1979), Hoyts 2 & 3 cinemas exterior, Wanamba Arcade, Perth [picture], retrieved 16 June 2014 
  28. ^ Australian Postal Institute W.A. Division (1963), Centre opens [in Zimpel's Arcade], retrieved 10 June 2014