Expressions of interest from the private sector are being sought to find a new state-of-the-art home for Scitech, so the much-loved organisation can continue to inspire Western Australians to participate in STEM into the future.
The State Government is committed to working in partnership with Scitech on its relocation.
A range of options will be considered, including proposals that seek to build on government-owned land, developer-led construction and leasing, commercial leasing, or refurbishment of an existing government-owned facility.
The expressions of interest phase will be followed by a period of evaluation and the development of a business case for consideration by the Government.
Scitech will continue to deliver its innovative and creative programs to the public from its current location in West Perth until the end of its lease in mid-2023.
More information is available at https://www.tenders.wa.gov.au
As stated by Science Minister Dave Kelly:
“Scitech is a strategic partner of the McGowan Government in delivering on its STEM agenda to ensure all Western Australians are equipped for the jobs of the future.
“For Scitech to continue its important work of inspiring and educating Western Australian children, families and visitors in STEM, we recognise the need for future investment in Scitech facilities.
“This market sounding is an important step in finding a new home for the organisation.
“It is business as usual for Scitech and I encourage everyone to continue to visit Scitech and enjoy the exciting programs and exhibitions on offer.”