The City of South Perth is seeking to develop the Westralian Centre, a proposed multi-purpose interpretive facility, public space and major tourist attraction.
It is proposed that this state-of-the-art building would be located 300m west of the Coode St Jetty within Sir James Mitchell Park on the South Perth foreshore.
The Westralian Centre is envisaged to be a commemorative public space that celebrates unique Western Australian stories, culture and heritage while fitting sensitively into the landscape, respecting the surrounding natural environment and preserving vistas to the City and Swan River.
The Centre would be used to celebrate, commemorate and remember moments of local, state and national significance.
It would contribute to the ongoing development of South Perth as a destination for local, state and international visitors, provide an economic boost for local business and provide additional employment within the City.
Initial concept drawings illustrate the architect-designed facility built into the landscape, with public open spaces to complement the surrounding reserve, natural environment and river.
The proposed design incorporates best practice environmental and sustainability principles. This includes passive solar design, rainwater harvesting and the use of natural materials such as stone, exposed concrete, anodized aluminum and bronzing to optimise the life of the building.