Perth Railway Precinct (Yagan Square)
Yagan Square showcases how exemplary heritage interpretation can transform an underutilised site into a distinctive destination that enriches a city.
Located in the arms of the State heritage-listed Horseshoe Bridge, Yagan Square is a public space for people of all ages to come together, connect and celebrate Western Australian culture and Aboriginal heritage – on a scale never seen before.
Layers of Aboriginal stories, integrated artworks, distinct landscaping and creative digital technologies are integrated with uniquely Western Australian architecture and amenities including eateries, play spaces and an amphitheatre.
Since it’s opening in March 2018, over four million people have visited Yagan Square.
Woodman Point (Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage Trail)
The Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage Trail shares the unique history of a relatively unknown part of Western Australia's history. Combining interpretive displays, informative signs, audio trail and an interactive digital app experience, the trail can connect with a wide audience and allow for individual connections with the place, the quarantine processes, its stories and its people.
The station’s long history from 1851 to 1979 is not only entwined with local and national events, but also international ones, such as the post-WWI global Spanish influenza outbreak and the numerous waves of migration beginning after WWII.
The site not only holds a distinctive place in WA’s heritage, but as the one-time ‘western gateway’ to a fledgling nation it also holds a key position within the concept of a national quarantine network, and by extension the notion of ‘building a nation’.