- First round sees 24 successful applicants receive event grant funding of up to $100,000
- Round 2 now open for Perth CBD events held by 30 March 2023
- Part of $12 million McGowan Government investment package to revitalise our city
Twenty-four eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits have shared in $1.9 million of funding from the McGowan Government's $4 million Perth CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.
Youth focused events, markets, festivals, and artistic performances are just some of the applications from Round 1, which attracted more than 70 applications. Some of the successful applications from Round 1 include:
- Summer Jam Perth - an outdoor basketball tournament featuring some of the best basketballers in the country;
- Macula at Cathedral Square - projections of Aboriginal art and storytelling;
- Twilight Dinner - a public dinner held at a secret location with up to 2,500 guests;
- Telethon Family Festival - a full-day, family friendly festival to mark Telethon Weekend, extending along Wellington Street with road closures connecting Elders Street to Yagan Square;
- Perth City Festival of Football - will bring together people from all walks of life to enjoy football and more; and
- Pride FEST - free events in Northbridge to celebrate the LGBTQIA community.
The CBD Revitalisation Grant Program offers up to $100,000 in funding for eligible events, with Round 2 now open.
The McGowan Government's investment is part of a $12 million package aimed at increasing foot traffic in the Perth CBD and Northbridge, with the intention of making the city more connected, active, and an attractive place to live, work, visit or play.
Applications are assessed against criteria of economic impact, activation, and capability to deliver.
Eligible businesses, not-for-profits, and property owners with ideas for events held in the Perth CBD and Northbridge that will be held by 30 March 2023 can apply for grants in Round 2, which closes at 5pm on 1 October 2022.
The third and final round of applications will be open from 1 February to 1 March, for events to be held by 30 June 2023.
To read the guidelines and find out how to apply visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website at https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding/cbd-revitalisation-grant-program
Comments attributed to Local Government Minister John Carey:
"I'm deeply proud our Government continues to make significant investments in our city.
"It's great to see so many city businesses, and community organisations with innovative ideas to draw people back into the Perth CBD and revitalise our city.
"Round 2 opened on 1 September, and I encourage any eligible organisation to think big about an event they could hold over the upcoming summer.
"We need many different events catering to a range of different demographics to attract people back into the city.
"There is a huge calendar of events coming up in our city. There's going to be something for everyone, so get out and enjoy everything our city has to offer."
Minister's office - 6552 5300
Successful recipients in Round 1:
The following applications were successful, however event names, locations and dates may be subject to change.
|Proposed event name||Proposed location||Proposed dates|
|Summer Jam Perth||Forrest Chase, Perth||3/12/2022 to 4/12/2022|
|Rooftop Roller Club||68 Roe Street, Northbridge||12/10/2022 to 31/10/2022|
|Cherish Perth Pet Expo||Wellington Square, East Perth||3/12/2022 to 4/12/2022|
|REFO - Festival of Wine||Victoria Gardens, East Perth||5/11/2022|
|Telethon Family Festival||Wellington Street (from Elders Street to Tunnel 8), Perth||23/10/2023|
|WA Strongman and Strongwoman State Championships 2022||James Street Amphitheatre, Northbridge||12/11/2022|
|Positively Perth Vacant Shopfront Activation||Murray Street, Perth||25/10/2022 to 07/11/2022|
|A Jazz Night Out in the City||720 Hay Street Mall, Perth and Northbridge||29/10/2022 to 6/11/2022|
|Christmas Sand Sculpture Nativity Scene & Santas Surprise||Elizabeth Quay, Perth||16/11/2022 to 27/12/2022|
|Perth City Festive Marketplace||East end of Perth CBD - 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth ||8/12/2022 to 9/12/2022|
|New Sounds (working title)||Yagan Square, Perth||16/10/2022 to 29/1/2023|
|Floribots by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman - robot flowers in the City||East end of Hay Street Mall, Perth||5/11/2022 to 2/12/2022|
|Affinity at Cathedral Square||East end of Perth CBD||1/5/2023 to 31/5/2023|
|FIFA World Cup Series||94 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge||21/11/2022 to 19/12/2022|
|Free-to-the-public Pride events during PrideFEST (Nov 2022) and Q4 2022||Lake Street, Northbridge||1/10/2022 to 21/12/2022|
|Perth City Festival of Football||Langley Park, East Perth||15/9/2022 to 17/10/2022|
|The Ellington Jazz Club presents: Brass with a Bang!||Yagan Square, Perth||7/10/2022 to 2/12/2022|
|Macula at Cathedral Square||East end of the Perth CBD||1/3/2023 to 31/3/2023|
|Stellar Lights||East End of the Perth CBD||7/4/2023 to 9/4/2023|
|Shard||Perth Cultural Centre||12/12/2022 to 14/1/2023|
|Northbridge Piazza Screen Activations||Northbridge||1/10/2022 to 23/12/2022|
|Otherside Presents Liberty Alive!||Perth Central, Barrack Street||3/11/2022 to 3/12/2022|
|James Street Activation Program||Northbridge||16/9/2022 to 18/12/2022|
|Twilight Dinner||Secret location in Perth CBD / Northbridge||TBC|