What We Thought Would Kill Us - Old Swan Brewery

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The ‘What We Thought Would Kill Us’ series examines some of Perth’s most controversial developments, which have generated large amounts of community opposition either during the approval or development stages.

In undertaking a retrospective analysis, the Committee aims to provide case studies that not only document the history and development of particular sites but also seek to serve as reminders of key points in Perth’s growth and development.

This case study is the seventh in the series and examines the redevelopment of the Old Swan Brewery, a highly controversial repurposing of a cluster of historic buildings on the Swan River at the foot of Kings Park.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.