Band performing on stage
6 November 2017

Planning approval for events hub in Perth CBD

  • Yagan Square

A vacant lot adjacent to Yagan Square will be used for markets, local music and community events following recent approval from Planning Minister Rita Saffioti.

The new events space has been created within the Perth City Link project and will host the WAMFest Live Lot Party - a free concert celebrating Western Australian music across two stages.

WAMFest Live Lot Party will be followed by the Perth Makers Christmas Markets and the official Pride Parade After Party later this month.

Creating additional event spaces and making it easier for organisers to arrange live music and festivals is a key component of the McGowan Government's Creative WA policy.

This initiative is designed to activate spaces across the city such as laneways, streets, streetscapes, parks and open spaces with a diverse range of cultural activity.

Meanwhile, the MRA is progressing a land sales and development program with work currently underway to secure titles for the lots. 

Developers have been selected for six of the 10 development lots in Perth City Link. Expressions of Interest for the sale and development of the latest land release close later this month. 

"As a government, we want to do everything we can to activate various parts of the city for cultural events such as these," said Planning Minister Rita Saffioti.

"This is a great example of what can be done to enhance and invigorate underused land in the city, which will have flow on benefits for tourism and local business."

Perth MLA John Carey said: "The recent Perth City Summit showed there is a massive interesting in activating places and getting the most out of unused parts of our city.

"It's something willing governments can easily facilitate, and will draw more people to the CBD.

"This temporary event space is well-serviced by train and bus connections and is in close proximity to the nightlife of Northbridge, Perth Arena and a host of city restaurants and shops."

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