The Government of Western Australia


The Perth Cultural Centre Activation Plan addressed immediate improvements.

The first stage of revitalisation works, completed in mid 2010, included:

  • more seating and shade
  • new signage, way finding and banners to add colour and interest and make it easier to get around
  • lighting upgrades
  • installation of two stand-alone retail pods
  • new performance spaces and a coordinated events program
  • an urban orchard between the train station and Horseshoe Bridge overpasses
  • native Wetland in the Art Gallery pond

A second stage of revitalisation works, completed in October 2011, included:

  • a large LED screen;
  • public art installations;
  • a children's playspace;
  • feature lighting on trees and buildings; and
  • security upgrades including additional CCTV cameras and emergency phones.

Longer term place planning is underway.

The $6 million revitalisation of William Street has now been completed and helps support the improvements to the Perth Cultural Centre and Northbridge as a whole. The niche strip is fast becoming one of Perth's most significant streetscapes, hosting an eclectic mix of retail, food and beverage, and creative industry tenancies.

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