Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Small businesses to help Yagan Square thrive

    8/01/2018 10:45 AM
    • Most Yagan Square food and beverage outlets now finalised
    • Local operators serving a wide range of cuisines in the city centre
    • More job opportunities for local workers  

    Almost all of the bars, cafés and shops that will trade at Perth's newest public space, Yagan Square, have now been confirmed.


    There are now 16 local traders currently fitting out their businesses ahead of Yagan Square's official opening in February.


    Joining the 10 tenants announced in September 2017, the latest group of six businesses will service thousands of daily visitors to Yagan Square, creating new tourism and employment opportunities in the Perth central business district.


    Adding to the already impressive variety of businesses are:

    • Shy John Brewery and Yum Cha;
    • Street Eats restaurant;
    • Wheat Street café;
    • Sue Lewis Chocolatier;
    • Jersey Jack Gelato; and
    • Honeycake. 

    The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has carefully selected the local traders to reflect the best of Western Australian culture and celebrate local capabilities in the hospitality sector. The remaining leases are currently being finalised.


    Construction at Yagan Square is well in progress with 225 workers currently onsite and an additional 80 subcontractors involved in adding the finishing touches including landscaping and fit out of the food and beverage tenancies.


    Closely following completion of Manatj Park, the Perth City Link project continues to improve connectivity between the city and Northbridge and provide exciting new business, employment and tourism opportunities for Western Australia.


    Comments attributed to Tourism, Racing and Gaming and Small Business Minister Paul Papalia:


    "The incorporation of Noongar culture, Western Australian landscape and some of our finest gourmet produce will make Yagan Square a huge drawcard for interstate and overseas visitors, supporting the McGowan's Government's $425 million investment to grow tourism.


    "It is also providing unique opportunities for local small businesses that employ hundreds of thousands of Western Australians, underpinning our local economy. 


    "The market hall will be a buzzing hub for commuters, tourists and locals and will be a very exciting place for morning coffee, lunch, fresh supplies or an evening meal or drinks with friends."


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Yagan Square is now set to be a drawcard for families, tourists and locals alike, with options to suit all tastes.


    "The delivery of well-serviced public spaces in close proximity to world-class public transport connections is supporting our METRONET plan to create connected communities for Perth."


    Tourism, Racing and Gaming and Small Business Minister's office - 6552 5600

    Planning Minister's office - 6552 5500


    Full list of businesses:

    • The Shoe - bar and café;
    • Fish Boss - local seafood;
    • Henry Little - coffee and toast bar;
    • Perth Gourmet Trader Deli;
    • Honey I'm Home Produce;
    • Big El's X The WKND;
    • Soul Provider;
    • Ahi Poke;
    • Hiss and Smoke;
    • Troublemaker Burgers;
    • Shy John Brewery and Yum Cha;
    • Street Eats Eatery;
    • Wheat Street café;
    • Sue Lewis Chocolatier;
    • Jersey Jack Gelato; and
    • Honeycake.