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New heart of the city on track to open next month

Yagan Square – the new heart of Perth – will open to the public on the March long weekend.

The opening day entertainment will include traditional Whadjuk performances, music, children’s entertainers and other roving performers.

Bunuru Welcome, a community celebration named after the Noongar season for February-March, will also be held from March 23-25 featuring live performances of music and dance, and will provide an opportunity to explore Perth’s newest destination.

Final food and beverage tenancies are leased while final landscaping, site preparation, commissioning and cleaning are being carried out over the coming weeks.

Ahead of the opening, the State Government has also finalised a three-year contract with Screenwest to program and operate the 45-metre digital tower.

Screenwest will draw on their extensive library of content and partnerships with national and international producers and filmmakers to curate, program and operate the digital tower and canopies.

An emerging and established artist program is also being developed to provide bespoke creative works for the screen and canopies.

Further tenancies have now been confirmed, with donut bar Lena Lu set to bring its Italian bomboloni donuts to Yagan Square while Primal Pantry will open a second CBD store offering clean eating breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

The final tenancy overlooking the upper level amphitheatre is a casual dining collaboration by Kevin Ofperkuch of Bunbury Farmers Market and Paul Vanderplancke of Cantina 663. The fresh food offering is farm to plate with a strong focus on South-West produce and food providence.

Image: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority