Scitech is excited by the recent steps taken by the State Government to find the best location for our new state-of-the-art Science Centre.
The Market Sounding Expression of Interest released on April 5 2019, is a big step toward finding Scitech’s new home, giving more Western Australians the chance to engage with STEM in their everyday life.
“We are excited to be working closely with the State Government to progress the search for our new home,” says Scitech Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kalien Selby.
“The invitation for developers to provide expressions of interest and be part of this exciting process will support the project team to explore the best commercial or government property options available in the Perth city centre.”
“Our new state-of-the-art Science Centre – wherever it is located – will showcase cutting edge science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Our new home is at the heart of our bold ‘New Scitech’ strategy – which is our roadmap to support all Western Australians to develop the skills necessary to participate in the future workforce. This is vitally important, considering that 75% of the fastest growing occupations now require STEM skills and knowledge.”
“The State Government’s commitment to a “state-of-the-art Science Centre” is an investment in all Western Australians and is a positive step towards a bright STEM-enabled future,” says Ms Selby.
“Research findings indicate that shifting just 1% of our Australian workforce into STEM roles, would increase GDP by $57.4B.”
While this process is underway, Scitech will continue to offer hands-on STEM encounters at the City West Science Centre, with ongoing transformation work creating new and fresh experiences for visitors.
In 2019, the Rio Tinto Innovation Central gallery will be refurbished to update the array of innovative challenges to explore, while Discoverland has a new water-play feature for the youngest scientists, aged 2 – 7 years,
Scitech’s newest gallery, Kaartadjin Koorliny powered by Woodside, offers digital and physical immersive experiences, while a new feature exhibition is installed in the BHP Exhibition Gallery every six months.
Both the Chevron Science Theatre and Scitech Planetarium have recently been upgraded to optimise the visitor experience at City West.