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2 September 2021

Back to the drawing board for troubled Yagan Square as last tenants move out of market hall


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.