Eric Ripper

Eric Ripper

Deputy Premier; Treasurer; Minister for State Development

Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    Old Treasury plans on display

    23/12/2005 12:00 AM

    The high level of interest in the State Government’s plans for the redevelopment of Perth’s historic Old Treasury Buildings has prompted a display of the plans in the heart of the city.

    From today, the initial architectural designs for the buildings will be displayed in the foyer of the Governor Stirling Tower at 197 St George’s Terrace.

    They can also be accessed on the internet by following the ‘Old Treasury Building’ link on the Department of Housing and Works website at

    The designs by Melbourne-based architect Peter Elliott and local architects Donaldson-Warn, Sandover Pinder and Palassis Architects were unveiled by Acting Premier Eric Ripper and Housing and Works Minister Francis Logan on Monday.

    Mr Ripper and Mr Logan welcomed the designs and agreed that they represented a very contemporary solution to a difficult heritage project.

    They include the complete refurbishment and restoration of the existing heritage-listed Old Treasury buildings. No significant building will be demolished. A new multi-storey office block facing Barrack Street will also be constructed.

    “This will become a landmark building that will reinvigorate a part of the city which has become lifeless,” Mr Ripper said.

    “This design will allow the heritage buildings to be fully conserved and re-occupied for the first time in 10 years.”

    “I am now more convinced than ever that we will create a fabulous building for Perth,” Mr Logan said.

    “The proposed redevelopment will facilitate access through the buildings, encourage after-hours activity and reinvigorate the areas.”

    The State Government is working with the Perth City Council, the Heritage Council and the Department for Planning and Infrastructure - through a design review committee chaired by the Government Architect - to resolve heritage and planning issues associated with the redevelopment.

    Comments on the design can be made clicking on the ‘feedback’ link on Mr Logan’s website at

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