On Channel 7's Today Tonight last night talking about my vision for Perth in 2040.
My vision for Perth in 2040? A vibrant city – a place that is alive and internationally recognised for creativity and cultural experiences.
For Perth to be a great global city, we need greater investment in arts and culture. While Perth ranks well for many liveability factors, it currently ranks 169th in the world in for culture, which drags us down in city rankings. So while Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide made it into the top 10 most liveable cities in 2018, Perth missed out – and, as a result, also missed out tourism and business opportunities.
Cultural assets that would be great to see in Perth include a new Lyric Theatre, an Indigenous Cultural Centre, a new Art Gallery, and permanent outdoor performance spaces.