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State Government of Western Australia Seeks Market-Led Proposals for Screen Studio Infrastructure in Western Australia

Applications are now open, and must be submitted directly to the State Government of Western Australia by 25 September 2020. For more information and to apply, visit the Market-led Proposals website.

The State Government has identified the need for the development of studio, digital and post-production facilities to meet the state’s growing screen infrastructure needs alongside the current location-based activity across regional Western Australia.

The development of screen facilities would complement the increased level of production experienced through the State Government’s $16 million investment Western Australian Screen Fund (previously named the Western Australian Regional Film Fund) and support from Lotterywest.

It is envisaged that the proposed facilities would be designed to meet the needs of the local screen industry in addition to interstate and international productions in Western Australia. The proposed facility would also need to meet the requirements of the emerging games and immersive technologies sectors.

“Screenwest applauds the State Government’s foresight and commitment to studio infrastructure for Western Australia. We are receiving an unprecedented volume of enquiries for projects to film in Western Australia and a lack of studio infrastructure has been a barrier to the state attracting larger budget screen productions,” said Screenwest CEO, Willie Rowe.

He added, “We also believe that it is important that proposals support the local industry in addition to building the state’s capacity to attract interstate and international productions, to ensure a stable pipeline of work for our local crew and significant benefit to the WA economy. We look forward to working with the State Government in what is an exceptionally exciting time for the WA Screen Industry!”

Read the full statement from Hon. Minister Templeman Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

Proposals must be lodged directly through Tenders WA by 25 September 2020.

For more information, visit the Market-led Proposals website.

 

Proposals must meet the following requirements:

As part of the program, the State Government of Western Australia is calling for a proposal that would include:

  • a sound stage between 2,323 square metres and 3,716 square metres (25,000ft2 to 40,000ft2) with a 15-metre ceiling and large opening doors so that trucks can drive in/out;
  • two to three smaller sound stages of at least 929 square metres (10,000ft2);
  • production offices of approximately 1,000 square metres;
  • two construction workshops of at least 675 square metres each;
  • costume, laundry, makeup and hair facilities; and
  • lock-up storage and at least 3,000 square metres of parking for trucks and vehicles.

 

It is envisaged the screen facility would be located within 20 kilometres of the Perth central business district, close to public transport and with the potential for future expansion.

 

More Information

Screenwest is promoting the opportunity through its networks on behalf of the State Government of Western Australia and is not able to accept proposals or enquiries on their behalf.

For enquiries relating to the film studio POS, contact:

Lisa Fanciulli – Executive Director Infrastructure
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
E: Lisa.Fanciulli@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

For questions in relation to the POS process, please contact the Market-led Proposals Secretariat:

Justin van Didden – Principal Project Coordinator, Market-led Proposals
E: justin.vandidden@finance.wa.gov.au

 

Media Enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact:
Kym Coolhaas
Ph: (08) 6552 5400

For media enquiries regarding Screenwest please contact:

Alex Biddle
Ph: (08) 6169 2106
E: alexandra.biddle@screenwest.com.au

For additional information on the process, please read the MLP Policy and Supplementary Guidelines found on the MLP webpage at www.wa.gov.au.

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Posted 19 August 2020

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