Connecting the Swan River and city – the vibrant waterfront precinct of Elizabeth Quay opened in 2016. Look out for GoCultural’s Indigenous walking tours, river cruises, public art, pop-up events, kids play areas and restaurants. Multiple development projects are taking shape, including the Ritz-Carlton’s first WA property.
Connecting the CBD and Northbridge – as part of the Perth City Link project, two new public precincts have been unveiled. Kings Square is a short walk from Perth Arena, Northbridge and the Perth Cultural Centre where visitors can have a bite to eat or relax in the gardens; while Yagan Square is the flagship public space. Designed to celebrate WA with a strong Aboriginal narrative, Yagan Square is a hub of activity during the day and night, with a digital tower and digital canopies for light, art, and video projections, native gardens, public art, and a market hall, featuring around 20 food vendors.
Contemporary influence – heritage buildings and laneways are now home to bustling bars and street art. More than 80 walls across Perth and surrounding suburbs have become a canvas for local, interstate and international artists. Reviving Perth’s heritage – opening at the end of 2015, the State Buildings has become one of Perth’s most popular wining and dining precincts.
Situated in the centre of the city, the former government buildings have been reinvented and as well as housing luxury boutique hotel COMO The Treasury, visitors will find David Thompson’s Long Chim, celebrated Perth chocolatier Sue Lewis, Rohan Jewellery, COMO Shambala, Widlflower restaurant (with a menu revolving around the six Indigenous Noongar seasons) and much more. Recently opened Hibernian Place is home to the 368-room, five-star Westin Perth as well as Guy Grossi’s Garum restaurant (his first foray out of Melbourne), much-loved WA wellness spa Bodhi J, a coffee roaster, rooftop bar and new eateries.