It's a landmark day for our CBD. In a huge vote of confidence for our city, and in particular the retail core, I'm delighted to welcome Andrew and Nicola Forrest to the heart of the Perth CBD.
It's a landmark day for our CBD.
In a huge vote of confidence for our city, and in particular the retail core, I'm delighted to welcome Andrew and Nicola Forrest to the heart of the Perth CBD.
The Forrests have purchased the Carillon City site and will deliver a world-class retail and experiential destination.
CBD GAME CHANGERThis is a game changer for the heart of our City. This development will transform the shopping precinct of our City and will help unlock the huge potential of the surrounding area.
Now the north/south transformation of our City, bookended by Elizabeth Quay and the Edith Cowan University development, will have the Carillon revitalisation as its central pillar.
My team's strategic vision for the City of Perth is to build a city which is liveable, sustainable, and prosperous. The Forrests commitment to the future of our CBD complements that vision perfectly.
The lifeblood of any city is its people and from today the masks are off and it’s back to work for our City office workers. And today the City was buzzing.
All of the major employers have told me their staff are expected back in the office.
I’m extremely optimistic we will see a return to traditional work practices – and that means City workers at their desks.
The City of Perth is delighted to be partnering with the Property Council WA and the State Government to offer a range of extra incentives to help encourage people back to work.
You can read about the opportunities here: CBD VIP website
You will have heard the State Government talk about the soft landing they have helped deliver and I thank them for the environment they have created. Our challenge now is to turn that soft landing into a hard take-off.
Announced this week was a new program of funding to attract more people back to the City.
It builds on recent initiatives to improve safety in the CBD and Northbridge which include an extra 175 police in the Perth District - with highly visible bike, van, and foot patrols.
Key features of the new package include:
- $4 million for $100,000 City activation event grants
- $7 million for events and remodelling to secure a major new tenant at the State Government’s Yagan Square
- $1 million for Activate Perth to help new start ups and small businesses fill vacant shop fronts and empty vacant spaces.
You can’t keep a great City down – this boost for our City is entirely in line with our advocacy and I thank the State Government for listening.
The City is becoming safer, cleaner and friendlier everyday.
It was a joy to have the ANZAC Day parade return to the City this week and to see so many families supporting our ex-servicemen and women as well as those currently serving.
I was delighted to represent the City of Perth at the Dawn Service and to stand alongside Governor Kim Beazley and the other members of the official party to recognise those men and women who served, along with their families.
And finally, tonight (Friday), Saturday, and Sunday night from 5.30pm you can see the mesmerising Bindaran roam through Forrest Place.
The six metre tall puppet appears as part of NAIDOC Week and the City of Perth is very proud to support this captivating event.
And ... I'll see you in the City.
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