Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett and Planning Minister Donna Faragher today visited the construction site at Yagan Square to get an update on the $73.5 million construction project.
It is expected that Yagan Square will quickly cement itself as one of Perth's leading tourism destinations when completed, thanks to its market hall and digital tower.
The project has so far created 225 jobs, which includes 80 sub contractors. The State Government is currently going through the leasing process to attract food and beverage operators for the square.
Premier Colin Barnett spoke of the works and the affect they may have on the tourism industry in Perth.
When complete late next year, Yagan Square will be a unique, international tourist destination offering visitors to Perth, an authentic West Australian experience and celebration of Noongar culture," the Premier said.
"The Liberal National Government is committed to increasing the value of tourism in WA to $12 billion by 2020. Investment in contemporary new destinations such as Yagan Square, Elizabeth Quay, the Perth Stadium and the new museum is essential to achieving that goal.
"The development of Yagan Square has also created new jobs - with more than 225 workers currently employed, including more than 80 subcontractors, which are supplying services and materials."
When completed, the Square will boast a gourmet food market, restaurants, cafes, amphitheatre, children's play space as well as showcasing public art.
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