The Perth Concert Hall is set to receive an important upgrade, with Commissioners last night approving a $1.4 million waterproofing contract.
 
Designed by architects Jeffrey Howlett and Don Bailey – who also conceptualised Council House – the $4.5 million Concert Hall was opened on Australia Day in 1973 and serves as a prime example of the “brutalist” mid-century architecture style.
 
The latest round of works follows recent improvements to the building’s lighting system, which saw major upgrades to auditorium and façade lighting.
 
Chair of Commissioners, Mr Eric Lumsden said the remediation works are a clear example of the City’s commitment to preserving and enhancing one of Perth’s best-known buildings.
 
“The Perth Concert Hall is an iconic building with a strong history of hosting premiere live performances from across the globe,” Mr Lumsden said.
 
“As with any old building, regular maintenance is required to future-proof the structure so it can be enjoyed by generations to come.
 
“This next round of improvements will see a new waterproofing membrane installed on the front landing, allowing for greater protection of the building’s structure by mitigating water damage to the Concert Hall carpark.”
 
Along with the installation of the waterproof membrane, works will also see the removal and reinstatement of heritage pavers, and refurbishment of balustrades, bollards, light poles and hand rails.

Upgrades to the landing facing St Georges Terrace are expected to begin next month.
 
Issued by: Haydn Kruger, Media Advisor, 0427 832 942, haydn.kruger@cityofperth.wa.gov.au