The Perth Zoo Master Plan has hit its first major milestone with designs finalised and tenders now open for the construction of a new café and function centre.
The new visitor café will be built in the heart of the Zoo, providing a variety of food and beverage options, alfresco dining opportunities, as well as additional Zoo visitor amenities, all in an accessible and convenient central location.
A separate function centre will be built on the western boundary of the Zoo with its own entrance off Labouchere Road.
This new venue will enable the community to interact with the Zoo in unique ways, providing contemporary facilities on the Zoo's premises for events, corporate functions, seminars and weddings.
The Zoo's 20-year Master Plan is a once in a generation, long-term redevelopment blueprint for Western Australia's State zoo.
The Master Plan has been boosted by a $43.5 million investment from the McGowan Government, including a $30 million election commitment.
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:
"It is so exciting to see the Perth Zoo Master Plan progressing.
"It is an ambitious and historic project that will put the Zoo at the forefront of conservation work, education and animal experience globally.
"These two new facilities announced today will significantly improve how the people of Western Australia experience our State's zoo, and will open doors for more people to come to this inner-city oasis to connect with nature."