Australia Day in Perth for many means heading down to the foreshore with a picnic, friends and family to enjoy the annual Skyworks and explore the entertainment provided by the City of Perth.
The City of Perth Skyworks is Perth’s largest community event and the largest Australia Day celebration in the country, with the event consisting of entertainment, sporting challenges, demonstrations, food trucks, rides and cultural experiences for people of all ages.
More than 300,000 people were expected to line the foreshore for this annual celebration, so the City of Perth entrusted WARP Group to develop and provide traffic management around the pedestrian-heavy areas.
Traffic Management for the City of Perth Skyworks
To ensure event attendees, staff and emergency services were all looked after as part of the event, WARP Group developed a comprehensive traffic control plan that included staggered road closures, diversions and accessible parking access for those who required it.
With an event like the City of Perth Skyworks, which conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Swan River, eager punters often head down to the foreshore early to secure the best vantage point.
This meant that although the main events and entertainment didn’t kick off until 3pm, WARP Group implemented road closures on some roads from 6am on Australia Day.
Road Closures City of Perth Skyworks
The City of Perth Skyworks are held in a highly accessible location, with public transport, walking and cycling options available.
Attendees were encouraged to plan ahead and use public transport where possible to avoid road closures and delays with getting to and from the event, with trains and buses running at additional capacity to get people in and out of the area.
WARP Group implemented traffic controls to direct traffic away from pedestrian-heavy areas to not only keep pedestrians safe, but to also move traffic out of the area as quickly and safely as possible.
WARP group: exclusive traffic management group for the City of Perth Skyworks event
As a local Perth company, WARP Group have a great working relationship with many businesses, groups and councils within the metropolitan region.
Our long history in the industry has well equipped the WARP team to tackle projects of any size; from small residential road closures to emergency response work and comprehensive traffic management plans for large-scale events.
Enjoy the City of Perth Skyworks
WARP Traffic Management hope you enjoyed the City of Perth Skyworks this Australia Day.
We are proud to be the exclusive provider of traffic management services for the City of Perth and are delighted to have looked after you, your family and your mates through our effective traffic management at the 2019 City of Perth Skyworks.