The Governor and Ms Annus were given a tour of the Perth Concert Hall to receive an update on the redevelopment plans for the area and the exciting new concept for the future.
Chief Executive Officer – Paul Shannon and General Manager – Brendon Ellmer explained the grand plans for the Concert Hall. The redevelopment will see upgrades to the building and forecourts to improve accessibility and function at the venue.
The Western Australian government has pledged $30 million to redevelop the brutalist Perth Concert Hall. The funding is part of $76 million the government has allocated to the state’s arts and culture sector to help it recover from the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The brutalist Perth Concert Hall was the first concert hall to be built in Australia after World War II. Designed by Architects Jeffrey Howlett and Don Bailey, it opened on Australia Day in 1973 – seven months before the Sydney Opera House’s opening.