WA government announces $76M arts & culture recovery package

The package includes a $15 million ‘Getting the Show back on the Road’ plan for the performing arts, and a $30 million redevelopment of Perth Concert Hall.

The McGowan Government has announced details of a $76 million recovery package to support culture and arts in Western Australia.

The WA Recovery Plan includes a $30 million redevelopment of Western Australia’s iconic Perth Concert Hall, a $15 million ‘Getting the Show back on the Road’ plan to reactivate live performances and touring activities, and $2 million towards the development of online portals for Aboriginal art sales and presentation of performing arts activity.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts