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Empty seats at Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia

The $52.4 million Perth City Deal project will preserve the heritage-listed concert hall and activate a future cultural hub connecting the city and the Swan River, increasing arts and culture offerings to the Perth arts and tourism sectors' recovery through and beyond the COVID- 19 pandemic.

The Perth City Deal is a $1.5 billion partnership of the Australian and WA governments, together with the City of Perth, to deliver economic stimulus, jobs and liveability outcomes for Perth CBD.

The Perth Concert Hall opened in 1973 and stands as an example of late 20th-century architecture.

The redevelopment works will restore the building's architectural integrity and enhance its renowned acoustics, distinctive features and surrounding courtyards.

The project will also feature new working spaces for the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, who will make the Perth Concert Hall their new home. The redevelopment will also improve disability access, provide water and energy saving initiatives and refurbish the forecourts to enable future festivals and other mass gatherings.

The project is jointly funded with $12 million provided by the Commonwealth, $36.4 million provided by the State and $4 million provided by the City of Perth.

Perth Concert Hall redevelopment


Page reviewed 27 February 2023