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Taskforce for Perth Cultural Centre announced

A new taskforce has been established to oversee a transformation of the Perth Cultural Centre.

The Cultural Precinct Taskforce will be led by John Carey MLA and will begin linking short- term maintenance and activation strategies in preparation for the New Museum opening in late 2020. The Taskforce will also consider opportunities for long-term improvements, and liaise with the community and other key stakeholders to ensure a unified future vision of the Perth Cultural Centre.

The Taskforce allows for a co-ordinated approach that is connected to Government priorities and enable the Perth Cultural Centre to become a tourism hub for Western Australia's rich cultural diversity and in particular be a focal point for the recognition of Aboriginal culture.

The Taskforce will consist of high-level representation from: Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and its portfolio agencies; Department of Premier and Cabinet; Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage; Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation; Tourism WA, Development WA and the City of Perth.

Comments attributed to Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman:

"The Perth Cultural Centre forms the heart of the city so it's important there is a unified vision for the space.

"The State Government is working to create a space that welcomes tourists and brings together the local community."

Comments attributed to Member for Perth John Carey:

"Cultural tourism is the fastest growing tourism sector and the Perth Cultural Centre has enormous potential to capture more of this.

"As the Member for Perth I have a passion to see an activated Perth Cultural Centre.

"I am honoured to be able to contribute to a new vision for the Perth Cultural Centre in my role as Taskforce Chair."

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