Yagan Square to showcase Western Australia
Visitors to Perth will be able to experience the best of Western Australia in the heart of the CBD when the new Yagan Square opens in early 2017.
From the state’s unique geology, colours and natural materials, to our native wildflowers and produce - Yagan Square will be a celebration of WA history, culture, lifestyle and landscape.
Releasing the designs for Yagan Square, Premier Colin Barnett said the space would also provide a window into the local Noongar culture and traditions.
Named after the Noongar warrior leader Yagan, the square is one of the first spaces in the city to be named after an Aboriginal person.
“Yagan Square will become a destination for people to meet and connect with the State’s heritage, environment and culture,” Mr Barnett said.
Located within the arms of the Horseshoe Bridge and at 1.1 hectares in size, Yagan Square will be one of the city’s most popular community, meeting and celebration places. It will also be a major transit area for the thousands of workers and residents connecting with public transport, or walking between the CBD and Northbridge via the pedestrian-only William Street Mall.
Yagan Square will offer a range of experiences – from green spaces for relaxation and play, to permanent markets, kiosks, cafes, restaurants, an amphitheatre, native gardens and engaging public art.
The fresh food markets will be a major attraction, offering a diverse range of local produce and dine-in options. On the outdoor market plaza, pop-up shops, food trucks and regular events will create a lively atmosphere both day and night, while a digital tower and canopy will come to life with a stunning lighting installation each evening.