Home-grown fare sought for Yagan Square in Perth City Link

Interest is sought for a range of restaurants, bars, fresh food stalls and casual takeaway eateries which are set to bring Yagan Square to life when it opens in 2017.

Planning Minister John Day said the State Government was seeking operators for 25 tenancies that would connect and celebrate great Western Australian food and beverage.

“We are seeking operators that embody WA to deliver the perfect mix for Yagan Square,” Mr Day said.

“By reinventing the unused spaces within the ‘arms’ of the Horseshoe Bridge, we want to create a food oasis with cafes, restaurants, pop-up stores, kiosks and a bustling market hall for picking up quality seasonal produce on the way home.”

The Minister said links to the train station and underground bus station would make Yagan Square one of the busiest pedestrian locations in Perth.

Innovative applications that embrace the concept of food theatre through cooking demonstrations, master classes and events are also encouraged.

“The opportunity will suit smaller, bespoke operators and larger retailers who provide high-quality food and drink offerings and want to create unforgettable moments for the people of Perth and visitors to WA.”

Mr Day said the vision for Yagan Square aligned with the Government’s Taste 2020 strategy and was one example of how unique culinary tourism would play an important role in expanding tourism in WA.

A lead contractor for construction and delivery of Yagan Square is expected to be appointed soon with major works expected to start in early 2016.

Source: News Release, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, 14 October, 2015


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