Construction starts on Yagan Square
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Construction starts on Yagan Square

Three Whadjuk Noongar women used traditional digging sticks known as ‘wannas’ to turn the soil at Yagan Square last month, marking the start of major construction at Perth’s next public place.

Doric has been appointed to construct Yagan Square, which involves various site challenges including managing the interface with three active railway lines and working within the constraints of the heritage-listed Horseshoe Bridge.

The construction program for Yagan Square will take about 18 months with the project creating employment opportunities for more than 220 workers and 80 subcontracting groups.

Yagan Square will be the key public place within the Perth City Link project, which will make Perth a more connected and accessible city. Perth City Link will remove the barrier between the CBD and Northbridge for the first time in 100 years.

Thousands of local residents, tourists and city workers will visit and pass through the square each day. It will be Perth’s next must-see destination that will offer something different for West Australians and visitors to WA.

Yagan Square will recognise and celebrate WA’s heritage, produce and environment. It will offer a range of new event spaces, a fresh food market, children’s play area, native gardens, water feature, public art and a digital tower with the capability to broadcast real-time events.

Local operators are being sought to become a part of the truly unique food and beverage opportunity at Yagan Square.

Whadjuk Noongar women using traditional digging sticks to turn the soil at Yagan Square.

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