Doric Contractors is pleased to announce its formal appointment to construct what will become Perth’s most iconic public space, Yagan Square. The Yagan Square precinct will be one of five new links between Perth’s CBD and Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years and will see the return of food markets, community and city life to the heart of the CBD.Yagan Square is part of the State Government’s Perth City Link project – one of Perth’s most exciting redevelopments to transform our city. Yagan Square will connect William, Wellington and Roe Streets and is located in the arms of the historic Horseshoe Bridge.
Planning Minister John Day said extensive consultation was undertaken with the Perth community and the Whadjuk Working Party during the design of Yagan Square to ensure the space offered something unique for the city.
“When it opens in 2017, Yagan Square will introduce thousands of local residents, tourists and city workers to Aboriginal culture and showcase the very best of Western Australian produce,” Mr Day said.
“In addition to being a new city destination and events venue, Yagan Square will bring to life the iconic Horseshoe Bridge to tell the stories of the traditional owners and provide a unique markethall food and dining experience in the heart of the CBD.”
At just over one hectare in size, and twice the size of Forrest Place, Yagan Square recognises one of the Noongar people’s great leader-warriors and acknowledges the historical and cultural significance of the site. Yagan Square will be one of the city’s most popular community, meeting and celebration places.
Yagan Square is well aligned with Doric’s core strengths and capabilities in regards to being a technically complex project. Doric has earned an exceptional reputation for the delivery of many iconic projects over the years, including the new Ronald McDonald House, Albany Entertainment Centre, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Wanangkura Stadium, and Curtin Engineering Pavilion to name a few.
“Doric is delighted to be appointed to this exceptional project”, said CEO, Mr Vince Mulholland, “As a company, we embrace the opportunity of being involved in projects that make a significant contribution to their communities, and Yagan Square will be enjoyed by visitors and the people of Western Australia for many years to come.”