Project Map

LOCATION Australia

ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery

OPENING YEAR 2022*

BUDGET $4,100,000

SUMMARY

Western Australia’s Jewish Community Centre is set for a “once-in-a-generation” multimillion dollar upgrade that will see the construction of a Perth Holocaust Museum and William Cooper Memorial. The project, which is still in the development stages will be funded by a $6 million AUD ($4.1 million USD) grant from the federal government and will be the centre’s most ambitious redevelopment since it was established in 1974. The plans include the redevelopment and expansion of the current Jewish Community Centre in Yokine, home to WA’s Holocaust Institute, office spaces and function rooms. The hub will continue to serve as a multi-purpose space for local groups and activities, and the new Holocaust museum and education centre will be the center-piece of the project. The museum will also feature a memorial dedicated to Aboriginal activist William Cooper who in 1938, at the age of 77, marched to Melbourne’s German Consulate to deliver a letter protesting the persecution of Jewish people by the Nazi government. Currently there is no official completion date for the project.

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Holocaust Institute of WA

CONTACTS

Holocaust Institute of Western Australia

The Jewish Community Centre
61 Woodrow Avenue
Yokine, 6060
Australia


Sol Majteles
President
+61 432 331 394
info@hiwa.org.au

Malcolm Lemer
Chairman
+61 432 331 394
info@hiwa.org.au