The massive $2.6 billion redevelopment of Perth’s waterfront at Elizabeth Quay will soon be open for business, with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) calling for expressions of interest from event organisers looking to host events at the site from early 2016.
The 10-hectre Elizabeth Quay project will reconnect the Swan River with Perth’s CBD with a contemporary riverfront that incorporates residential and retail space, cultural attractions, a 204-room Ritz Carlton hotel, and seven (five permanent and two temporary sites) outdoor event spaces.
“We are welcoming expressions of interest from event holders for both large and small scale events of a community or corporate nature – such as festivals, concerts, outdoor exhibitions, charity events, installations, markets and performance,” MRA chief executive, Kieran Kinsella said.
“There are a range of very unique spaces within Elizabeth Quay which will be activated year-round, enabling people to enjoy completely different experiences at each location.
“We are also interested in hearing from mobile business operators that can offer something unique for visitors to enjoy when the public realm opens at Elizabeth Quay later this year,” Mr Kinsella said.
Outdoor locations for hire include:
- The Landing – the primary public event space with spectacular inlet views
- Eastern Promenade – connections to the Island and in close proximity to Barrack Street Jetty
- Western Promenade – includes Williams Landing with steps down to the water’s edge
- The Inlet – a unique opportunity to host events on the water
- Barrack Square – a revitalised space in the heart of the Barrack Street Jetty precinct
- BHP Billiton Water Park – an interactive water feature that can be drained to create an intimate space
- Sites 2 and 3 (vacant lots) – temporary blank canvas spaces suited to festival and pop up events
Approximately sixty per cent of the Elizabeth Quay project will be publicly accessible, including the inlet, which is due for completion by November this year.
According to MRA, Elizabeth Quay is set to become an exciting destination that offers a range of activities to attract people of all ages, at all times of the year.
The project one of several major urban developments currently being undertaken to strengthen Perth’s position as a contemporary, international city.