Yagan Square has had its official opening on Saturday morning, following a traditional Whadjuk welcome.
The square provides a direct link between the Perth CBD and Northbridge, and acknowledges the site’s traditional usage as a food source and meeting place.
WA Premier Mark McGowan commented on the Perth City’s $73.5 million new precinct, highlighting the Noongar influence.
“Yagan Square is an incredibly exciting place to visit and experience. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in delivering this unique public space, which carries significant history and culture,” he said.
“The incorporation of Noongar culture, the Western Australian landscape and some of our finest gourmet produce will make Yagan Square a huge drawcard for interstate and overseas visitors, supporting this Government’s commitment to boosting tourism and jobs.”
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti also commented, saying the space will provide a new dining area for Perth City.
“Yagan Square is a stunning public space that showcases the very best of our State – it is sure to be enjoyed by families, tourists and locals alike, with options to suit all tastes, or tastebuds!
“It is also providing unique opportunities for local small businesses with the Market Hall set to trade for morning coffee, lunch, takeaway, an evening meal or drinks with friends.”