The LED screen at the Perth Cultural Centre has reached end of life and will be removed. This will restore the unimpeded view of the PCC along the James Street Mall from Beaufort to William streets.
The works have been approved by the Cultural Precinct Taskforce, which was established in December 2019 to oversee a transformation of the PCC, and aligns with the taskforce’s short-term strategies to provide a more welcoming and active area for visitors.
The removal is due to begin on December 7 and will take place overnight to ensure visitor safety.
Usable elements of the screen will be donated to The Court Hotel on Beaufort Street.
As stated by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
“The McGowan Government is working to create a space that welcomes visitors to the PCC and brings together the local community.
“Removing the screen will enable much better use of the amphitheatre as it allows for the installation of temporary staging, such as a music shell.
“The $1.5 billion Perth City Deal, to encourage more people to the city, includes $20 million investment into the PCC for immediate improvements in lighting, security, and wayfinding, as well as the development of a longer-term vision for the space to become a place of destination for all visitors to the city.”
As stated by Perth MLA John Carey:
“The Cultural Precinct Taskforce has been linking short-term maintenance and activation strategies across the PCC in time for the opening of the WA Museum Boola Bardip and increased visitation and activation over summer.
“We expect to be announcing the successful tenderer for the PCC Masterplan very soon, which will take us into the next stage of planning for the precinct.”