When Premier Mark McGowan opened the Yagan Square development to much fanfare in March 2018, it was billed as a world-class destination.

The architecturally spectacular multimillion-dollar market hall was touted as the show-stopping centrepiece that would also highlight some of the State’s finest gourmet produce and become a huge drawcard for interstate and overseas visitors.

But even before COVID, businesses who bought into the State Government’s sales pitch — that the space would be a sought-after foodie hot spot — began to abandon the market hall, saying they had been sold a white elephant.

Read the full story including extensive comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck, here.