Public Art

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The City of South Perth values public art as a means of celebrating the identity and history of the community, enhancing the environment and contributing to a sense of place.

The City has a growing inventory of distinct and diverse public artworks that celebrate and contribute to the City’s unique culture. The works are generally sculptural or mural in form and are permanently on display throughout the City. Some of the works are owned by the City and some are on private land, but are accessible to the public.

Public art in the City is guided by the City's Public Art Strategy and a Public Art Advisory Group who meet quarterly to help to shape the selection of City invested artworks.

The City supports the development of public art through its investment of 2% (of the total project cost) towards public art in new above ground urban design, public open space, community building constructions and redevelopment projects. The policy only applies to projects with a value greater than $2 million dollars. Opportunities for these artwork projects are generally advertised via the City’s website and publications.

From time-to-time, the City seeks community input into public art and consultation projects will be listed below. For more information about public art, visit the City's website.


The City of South Perth values public art as a means of celebrating the identity and history of the community, enhancing the environment and contributing to a sense of place.

The City has a growing inventory of distinct and diverse public artworks that celebrate and contribute to the City’s unique culture. The works are generally sculptural or mural in form and are permanently on display throughout the City. Some of the works are owned by the City and some are on private land, but are accessible to the public.

Public art in the City is guided by the City's Public Art Strategy and a Public Art Advisory Group who meet quarterly to help to shape the selection of City invested artworks.

The City supports the development of public art through its investment of 2% (of the total project cost) towards public art in new above ground urban design, public open space, community building constructions and redevelopment projects. The policy only applies to projects with a value greater than $2 million dollars. Opportunities for these artwork projects are generally advertised via the City’s website and publications.

From time-to-time, the City seeks community input into public art and consultation projects will be listed below. For more information about public art, visit the City's website.


Consultation has concluded
  • Revised Policy P316 and Public Art Toolkit out for comment

    about 2 years ago
    The City has revised Policy P316 Developer Contribution for Public Art & Public Art Spaces and the Public Art Toolkit. Policy P316 has been in operation since July 2014 and requires developers of projects with a value of $4 million or greater to contribute towards public art within the City. If approved, the revised policy will:
    • Encourage contributions to the City’s Public Art Fund by offering a discount on the required contribution amount
    • Ensure that large developments diversify their artwork budget allocation, by requiring part of the contribution to be paid into the Public Art Fund
    • Require public art...

    The City has revised Policy P316 Developer Contribution for Public Art & Public Art Spaces and the Public Art Toolkit. Policy P316 has been in operation since July 2014 and requires developers of projects with a value of $4 million or greater to contribute towards public art within the City. If approved, the revised policy will:
    • Encourage contributions to the City’s Public Art Fund by offering a discount on the required contribution amount
    • Ensure that large developments diversify their artwork budget allocation, by requiring part of the contribution to be paid into the Public Art Fund
    • Require public art proposals to be assessed against the Qualitative Assessment Criteria set out in the City’s Public Art Toolkit – A Guide for Developers.
    The feedback period for the revised Policy P316 and the Toolkit will close at 5pm, Friday 10 March 2017.

  • Have Your Say on the City's Public Art Strategy

    about 2 years ago

    The City is currently reviewing its Public Art Strategy and we need your input and feedback. Let us know what public art you would like to see and where you would like to see it. The Strategy will guide the management, future placement and type of public art within the City. Feedback will be open until 21 October 2016.

    The City is currently reviewing its Public Art Strategy and we need your input and feedback. Let us know what public art you would like to see and where you would like to see it. The Strategy will guide the management, future placement and type of public art within the City. Feedback will be open until 21 October 2016.