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A crowd in Forrest Place watching a large puppet being moved.

Photo: Puppets in the City, Spare Parts Puppets Theatre

The program’s third and final round received 54 funding applications for events to be held by 30 June 2023 and a total of $958,540 in funding has been awarded to 15 successful applicants.

The program has attracted an estimated nearly 200,000 people into the Perth CBD and Northbridge to enjoy markets, sporting events, artistic performances and light shows.

There were 41 successful applicants in the first 2 funding rounds, so there is still plenty more to come as events funded through the $4 million program continue to roll out.

The State 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.

All applications are assessed against criteria of economic impact, activation and capability to deliver.

The following applications were successful, however event names, locations and dates may be subject to change.

Successful funding applications:
Proposed event nameProposed locationProposed dates
Strange Festival CBD malls and surrounds 16/06/2023 to 25/06/2023
Perth International Cabaret Festival — Community Involvement Program Central City 17/06/2023 to 30/06/2023
Perth Giants: Fever Dream Performances Langley Park 24/06/2023 to 25/06/2023
After Dark 4.0 Pickle Outback — Free Roving Art Crawl West Perth 02/06/2023
Performing Rapunzel (opera for children and families) Barrack Street, Perth 12/05/2023 to 28/05/2023
FRONT: creative CPR for the heart of the city Forrest Chase 20/04/2023 to 30/06/2023
Bakery Beerfest Northbridge 02/06/2023 to 04/06/2023
Memory Lane Perth Central Perth 27/05/2023 to 13/06/2023
Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition Opening Weekend Northbridge 12/05/2023 to 14/05/2023
Friday Sundowner Concert Series Yagan Square 05/05/2023 to 26/05/2023
LOOP by Good Sammy Perth Town Hall 03/06/2023
A Moveable Feast Hay Street Mall 25/05/2023
Western Australian State Jigsaw Puzzle Competition 2023 Government House 15/04/2023
Hoshicon 2023 — WA’s local Anime, Pop Culture and Cosplay Convention Perth Convention Centre 29/04/2023 to 30/04/2023
3 Day Free Native Gardening and Sustainability Workshop Langley Park 12/05/2023 to 14/05/2023

CBD Revitalisation Grant Program


Page reviewed 27 February 2023