AN Aboriginal cultural centre for Perth’s a step closer with $2 million of WA government money pledged for the planning.
It was announced as part of the McGowan government’s $76m culture and arts recovery package, which includes a $30m upgrade of Perth Concert Hall, $15m for more work on His Majesty’s Theatre to reinstate the original balconies, and a $15m “getting the show back on the road” fund for live performance.
State Perth Labor MP John Carey says he loves the idea of an Aboriginal cultural centre: “We need to genuinely consult and engage with local traditional owners,” he said.
The city’s been flagged as a favoured spot by many parties (the City of Perth, advocacy group Committee for Perth, federal Perth MP Patrick Gorman).
By DAVID BELL