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Great for the State – Edition 10: Cultural growth

Perth has come a long way since the Lonely Planet described the city as dullsville, with a thriving festivals, street art, music and events scene now creating vibrant connections with Western Australia’s history and indigenous culture.

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Thriving hub of festivals, bars and street art

Thriving hub of festivals, bars and street art 

One of the world’s biggest fringe festivals, a stunning street art scene and key regulatory changes have been hailed as catalysts for Perth’s progression from dullsville into a destination.

From The Triffids to Tame Impala, WA goes global

From The Triffids to Tame Impala, WA goes global 

WA musical acts have a long history of elevating the state’s cultural offering to a global stage.

Architecture, planning connect with culture

Architecture, planning connect with culture 

Perth’s indigenous and European cultural history is being illustrated and celebrated in architecture new and old.

Museum heralds new era for arts advancement

Museum heralds new era for arts advancement 

With construction nearing its end point, the WA Museum is shifting its focus to content development at the state’s newest cultural facility.

Study debunks cancer myths

Study debunks cancer myths 

AUSTRALIA’S master of interpreting census and other data, Bernard Salt, last year wrote that, in relative terms, Indigenous business is booming, growing at an average rate of around 600 new businesses every year, a small but growing number. 

Safe roads the first step toward vibrant and thriving communities

Safe roads the first step toward vibrant and thriving communities 

In just five years, more than 500 people have been killed and 2,700 seriously injured on WA's regional roads — a devastating reality for our regional communities and the equivalent of losing the entire population of a small town.

Cultural vibrancy delivers sustainable growth and wellbeing

Cultural vibrancy delivers sustainable growth and wellbeing  

The extraordinary landscape and ecology of the western edge of this continent demand a response. For 50,000 years artists have documented their encounters and transformed knowledge with their experiences of living here.

Cultural Landmarks

Cultural Landmarks 

WA’s cultural infrastructure offers a window into the evolution of the state’s artistic offering over the past century