The Westralian Centre

Consultation has concluded

In 2015, following community and stakeholder engagement, the Council endorsed the SPF Plan which identifies 10 nodes for improvements along the foreshore.

The vision for Node 9 Flagpole is to create:

  • A landmark site, representing national, state, local and Aboriginal significance, that expresses the historical background of the area; and
  • A landmark event space for civic and social events that also provides recreational facilities throughout the year.

In response, the Council resolved to give in principle support to the concept of the Westralian Centre at the 28 February 2017 Council meeting. The City commenced initial consultation to inform and seek feedback from community and stakeholders on this proposal.

The proposed Westralian Centre concept

The proposed Westralian Centre is envisaged to be a commemorative public space to celebrate unique Western Australian and South Perth stories, culture and heritage incorporating a multi-purpose interpretive facility with public open space.

Initial concept drawings illustrate an architect-designed facility built into the landscape, with public open spaces to complement the surrounding reserve, natural environment and river. The proposed building design would incorporate best practice environmental and sustainability principles.

The proposed Westralian Centre would contribute to the ongoing development of South Perth as a destination for local, state and international visitors, provide an economic boost for local business and additional employment within the City.

Full details of the proposed project can be found on the City's website.

Progress

A progress report on the business plan, community and stakeholder consultation, site and management investigations and potential external capital funding sources was provided to Council in June 2017 for the purposes of an initial review before proceeding to any further stage of the proposed project.

At the Council Meeting held on 27 June 2017, the Council resolved not to progress the Westralian Centre concept as proposed. Minutes of the meeting can be found on the City's website.

The City will continue to provide further updates regarding Node 9 and the establishment of a Reference Group.

In 2015, following community and stakeholder engagement, the Council endorsed the SPF Plan which identifies 10 nodes for improvements along the foreshore.

The vision for Node 9 Flagpole is to create:

  • A landmark site, representing national, state, local and Aboriginal significance, that expresses the historical background of the area; and
  • A landmark event space for civic and social events that also provides recreational facilities throughout the year.

In response, the Council resolved to give in principle support to the concept of the Westralian Centre at the 28 February 2017 Council meeting. The City commenced initial consultation to inform and seek feedback from community and stakeholders on this proposal.

The proposed Westralian Centre concept

The proposed Westralian Centre is envisaged to be a commemorative public space to celebrate unique Western Australian and South Perth stories, culture and heritage incorporating a multi-purpose interpretive facility with public open space.

Initial concept drawings illustrate an architect-designed facility built into the landscape, with public open spaces to complement the surrounding reserve, natural environment and river. The proposed building design would incorporate best practice environmental and sustainability principles.

The proposed Westralian Centre would contribute to the ongoing development of South Perth as a destination for local, state and international visitors, provide an economic boost for local business and additional employment within the City.

Full details of the proposed project can be found on the City's website.

Progress

A progress report on the business plan, community and stakeholder consultation, site and management investigations and potential external capital funding sources was provided to Council in June 2017 for the purposes of an initial review before proceeding to any further stage of the proposed project.

At the Council Meeting held on 27 June 2017, the Council resolved not to progress the Westralian Centre concept as proposed. Minutes of the meeting can be found on the City's website.

The City will continue to provide further updates regarding Node 9 and the establishment of a Reference Group.

Westralian Centre concept questionnaire

Consultation has concluded