Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in the making: the construction of MPAC | photos

Looking across Mandjar Bay now, it’s hard to imagine a time where the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre wasn’t a focal point. 

With it’s large windows and prime location, it has always felt at home looking out over the waterway and city centre.

But long time locals will surely remember the journey, and eventual opening of the performing arts centre. 

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It was in the mid-1980s when the concept the centre first came to light, and in 1994 the State Government made the commitment to jointly fund the architecturally designed building with the City of Mandurah. 

The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre was officially opened in June 1997 and later that year the $16 million project won the Civic Design Award.

MPAC also featured in the International Architecture Year Book No 5 which showcases the best public buildings in the world.