Lotterywest grant to help light up Perth at free community event

  • Lotterywest City of Light Show to light up Elizabeth Quay on February 24 and 25
  • Lotterywest Boorloo Heritage Festival to run from April 1 to 30
  • $2.5 million Lotterywest grant provided to support the City of Perth’s community event series over two years

Thousands of Western Australians are anticipated to experience excitement and culture at a range of events in the City of Perth being supported by a $2.5 million Lotterywest grant.

The upcoming final instalment of the Lotterywest City of Light Shows for 2023/24 will be held on 24 and 25 February at Elizabeth Quay, with something for the whole family to enjoy, including roving entertainment, hula hoop workshops and a Lotterywest Chill Zone.

An impressive 500-piece drone light show – an audience favourite – will conclude the City of Light show this weekend.

The Lotterywest Boorloo Heritage Festival will be hosted throughout the month of April, featuring events that shine a light on the built, natural, and cultural heritage of Boorloo (Perth).

It’s estimated that a total of 500,000 people will enjoy the event series, which kicked off with last year’s Lotterywest City of Light Shows in November and was followed by the Lotterywest-supported Christmas Lights Trail, which was enjoyed by families throughout December.

The $2.5 million grant provided by the State Government, through Lotterywest to the City of Perth for the two-year community event series represents a significant increase on the previous year’s support of $825,000.

As stated by Lands Minister John Carey:

“The Cook Labor Government is investing hundreds of millions to create new jobs, economic activity, attract people and support small business in our city, including the new continued growth of Elizabeth Quay, the ECU Inner City Campus, redevelopment of Yagan Square, renewal of His Majesty’s Theatre and the planned renewal of the Perth Concert Hall.

“Our Government is proud to support these free events through Lotterywest, and help provide fantastic ways for the community to enjoy the arts and Western Australia’s shared cultural heritage.

“The $2.5 million Lotterywest grant provided to the City of Perth is also helping to activate our city and make it a more vibrant and exciting place for families to live and visit.

“This builds upon our Government’s $4 million CBD Revitalisation Grant Program to boost vibrancy and activity throughout the Perth CBD and Northbridge.

“This 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.

“We’re undertaking a huge number of projects to drive renewal in our city, to make it a better place to live, work and play.

“There’s a real sense of commitment and energy to make our city more liveable, attractive and vibrant for locals and visitors alike.”

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