Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

    Sunset to rise again as new cultural precinct

    13/02/2019 10:15 AM
     
    • Former Sunset Hospital site to become a creative precinct
    • New precinct to attract tourists and create jobs in the cultural industries
    • The McGowan Government will release an EOI seeking a long-term development agreement
    • The EOI will be released to market through McGees Property 

    The McGowan Government is looking for partners in a new cultural development opportunity at Sunset Heritage Precinct in Dalkeith.

     

    Formerly Sunset Hospital, this A-Class reserve has undergone significant works in the past 12 months including infrastructure upgrades, landscaping and fire protection.

     

    The State is now seeking, through an EOI process, organisations interested in investing in the site to realise its potential as a creative, cultural, community asset.

     

    Proposals are required to align with the Sunset Heritage Precinct Transformation Strategy, which will see the site become a vibrant and diverse cultural precinct.

     

    The EOI will be released to the market on Saturday, February 16 for three weeks.

     

    A number of preferred respondents will be chosen from the initial submissions and given a further four weeks to develop their proposals, with the successful tenderers to be announced in May 2019.

     

    The public open space within the precinct will remain open to the community.

     

    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:

     

    "The McGowan Government recognises the value culture and arts organisations bring to the State.

     

    "Sunset Heritage Precinct offers the opportunity for a unique cultural tourism experience.

     

    "We are lucky to have had this site activated over the Perth Festival season by local companies Strut Dance and Tura New Music.

     

    "I am excited to see what is possible for this beautiful site."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5400