Builder makesYagan Square deal
SUBIACO builder Doric Contractors has won the tender to build Yagan Square, part of the State Government’s Perth City Link project.
The multimillion-dollar development, which will connect William, Wellington and Roe streets, is set to include green spaces, permanent markets, kiosks, digital media, gardens and public art.
Doric Contractors chief executive Vince Mulholland said he was delighted the company was appointed to the project.
“As a company, we embrace the opportunity of being involved in projects that make a significant contribution to their communities and Yagan Square will be enjoyed by visitors and the people of Western Australia for many years to come,” Mr Mulholland said.
Yagan Square is more than 1ha, twice the size of Forrest Place.
Planning Minister John Day said extensive consultation was undertaken with the Perth community and the Whadjuk Working Party during the design phases.
“When it opens in 2017, Yagan Square will introduce thousands of local residents, tourists and city workers to Aboriginal culture and showcase the very best of Western Australian produce,” Mr Day said. “In addition to being a new city destination and events venue, Yagan Square will bring to life the iconic Horseshoe Bridge to tell the stories of the traditional owners and provide a unique market hall food and dining experience in the heart of the CBD.”
Doric Contractors also worked on the City of Perth Library.
An artist’s impression of Yagan Square.