The first photographs of a handcrafted Venetian carousel which will reside at Elizabeth Quay were revealed today as Planning Minister Donna Faragher welcomed the new waterfront attraction.
"Elizabeth Quay has had more than four million visitors since opening earlier this year and we are expecting strong crowds to enjoy its many attractions this summer," Mrs Faragher said.
The carousel is planned to be operating by the middle of December and is being brought to Perth by local businessman Rohan Milne. It was fabricated in northern Italy and is currently being shipped to Perth.
The Minister praised Mr Milne's commitment to commission the piece of moving art for Western Australia and said the carousel was part of a wider program of activities which would take place at the waterfront precinct throughout the summer.
"The traditional fairground ride has a combination of horses and carriages and is entirely hand-painted, featuring Venetian artworks on its internal panels. It has been created by some of Europe's best artisans and will be set to traditional and modern carousel music," she said.
"The carousel will be a wonderful addition to Elizabeth Quay and will complement other activities including Christmas celebrations, summer markets and festivals."
The Elizabeth Quay Carousel will be installed next to V Burger Bar
The ride has capacity for 40 adults or 43 children and tickets will cost $5 per ride or $12 for three rides. Opening times will be seasonal
Minister's office - 6552 5300