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Great use of lights

This is an actual local government building but they utilise it fantastically in the evenings as... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Chizzel
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Perth, Australia
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A surviving 1960's piece of architecture

Built in the early 60's when Perth was rushing to modernise, demolishing many of its historic... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Darrel J
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Perth, Australia
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Government House 27 St Georges Tce | Ground Floor, Council House, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This is an actual local government building but they utilise it fantastically in the evenings as an attraction. The lighting display especially during the festive months are superb. On any evening this building provides a great visual effect and photo opportunity.

Thank Chizzel
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Built in the early 60's when Perth was rushing to modernise, demolishing many of its historic buildings & building what we use to call " butter boxes". Interestingly this building was saved from the demolisher's hammer & now considered heritage for the 60's style of...More

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Council house is best viewed at night as by day it is quite a boring 1970's square building. The colours change regularly.

2  Thank lindadownunder
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Council House building is on St Georges Terrace. It's a short walk to public transport and it is surrounded by many good places to eat. It is light up at night so it's definitely worth viewing in the evening if you get a chance. It's...More

1  Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This really isn't much of a tourist attraction more a great photo opportunity. This is an old relatively unattractive 70s built building and by day not really interesting but at night this changes. It is hard not to want to take a picture as it...More

Thank Chizzel
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and near the Perth CBD. It's located in the park. There're many lights shining at night. If you walk from the bell tower. You can take a picture of this.

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I never knew what building was this at first..but it was really beautiful..i was at Elizabeth quay eating gelato with my sister when i suddenly saw it rite behind me...the light changing its color...that what make it so special..u can see it from elizabeth quay..its...More

Thank DartHydaO
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We owe this fine building to the Commonwealth Games, which were held in Perth in 1962, the biggest thing ever that had ever happened to Western Australia. Like most things of true distinction in Perth, the government wanted to demolish it, but a vigorous public...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I think Council House is best viewed at night from the street, as it's always lit up at night with an ever changing array of lights. Simply beautiful.

1  Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice idea for a boring council building, they had Xmas tree patterns and messages, pretty but don't make a special trip, popular with tourists as it is between the CBD and most hotels on St Geores terrace.

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