Yagan Square Construction Now 30 % Complete

Yagan Square Construction Now 30 % Complete

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Western Australia Minister for Planning Donna Faragher

Construction On Track At Yagan Square

Victor P Taffa

  • Construction of Yagan Square is 30 % complete
  • New public space the crowning feature of the Perth City link project
  • More than 225 jobs created

Yagan Square, Perth’s next major public open space and tourist destination is taking shape with construction now 30 % complete.

Work on the $73.5 Million project started in early 2016, and public areas including the Market Hall and landmark 45 metre digital tower are now well underway.

Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett, who visited the site today with Planning Minister Donna Faragher, said the development of Yagan Square was vital to the transformation of Perth’s central business district and the State’s tourism industry.

“When complete late next year, Yagan Square will be a unique, international tourist destination offering visitors to Perth, an authentic West Australian experience and celebration of Noongar culture.” Premier Barnett said.

“The Liberal National Government is committed to increasing the value of tourism in Western Australia to $12 Billion by 2020. Investment in contemporary new destinations such as Yagan Square, Elizabeth Quay, the Perth Stadium and the new museum is essential to achieving that goal.”

 

WA Premier Colin Barnett

WA Premier Colin Barnett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The development of Yagan Square has also created new jobs with more than 225 workers currently employed, including more than 80 subcontractors, which are supplying services and materials.”

Planning Minister Donna Faragher said Yagan Square would be the jewel in the crown of the $5 Billion Perth City Link project, which was reconnecting the city with Northbridge for the first time in 100 years.

“Yagan Square will offer a range of attractions and amenities for families, tourists and city workers including a gourmet food market, restaurants, cafes, amphitheatre, children’s play space, and public art.” Mrs. Faragher said.

“Current site activities are focused on building the Market Hall and Horseshoe Lane buildings. Construction of the digital tower, which will become a CBD landmark with a circular screen featuring artistic and cultural content, is well advanced.”

 

WA Minister for Planning Donna Faragher

WA Minister for Planning Donna Faragher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority is managing the construction, commissioning and leasing for Yagan Square.

Fact File

  • About 225 workers, including more than 80 sub-contractors, are involved in the project
  • A leasing campaign for food and beverage operators at Yagan Square is underway