Barrack Street, Perth

Barrack Street, Perth

Barrack Street is one of two major cross-streets in the central business district of Perth Western Australia.

Together with St Georges Terrace, Wellington Street and William Street it defines the boundary of the main shopping precinct of the central city. Barrack Street commences at the Port of Perth, commonly known as the 'Barrack Street jetties', and the adjacent Barrack Square. Moving in an uphill direction away from the Swan River, it passes alongside the Supreme Court Gardens and the Stirling Gardens. Crossing St Georges Terrace, Barrack Street then passes alongside the heritage-listed State Treasury Building and the Perth Town Hall. Commercial buildings on the opposite side of the street give way to small retail businesses on both sides between Hay Street and Wellington Street. The section between Murray Street and Wellington Street was for many years quite run-down, with unkempt buildings but is seeing a strong renewal with Barrack Plaza officially opening on 12 July 2006. Barrack Plaza is a new serviced apartment (4½-star) hotel with 100 apartments, operated by Medina Hotels and also consists of 48 private apartments. On the ground floor are 3 new retail outlets and a bar which has brought back some activity to this area. The street terminates at Wellington Street continuing as Beaufort Street on and over the Barrack Street Bridge which crosses the Perth-Midland railway line. The Barrack Street Bridge was constructed in 1894.

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