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Tourism boost for Barrack Square precinct

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Tourism boost for Barrack Square precinct

Tourism boost for Barrack Square precinct

Tourism boost for Barrack Square precinct

Award-winning tour company Two Feet & a Heartbeat is partnering with The Bell Tower to invite locals to get a close-up look of the once-in-a-generation Elizabeth Quay development taking place on the Perth City foreshore.

With the re-election of the Barnett Government and works at Elizabeth Quay now well underway, the former Esplanade will be under construction until around mid 2015.

To help boost visitation to the precinct, and allow visitors to get a bird’s eye view of the scope and scale of the massive development, Two Feet & a Heartbeat will be offering its guests free passes to visit the Bell Tower in winter.

Two Feet Co-founder Ryan Zaknich said some Barrack Square traders had reported drops in business due to the construction.

“The Bell Tower is taking the initiative to provide free passes to guests on our Perth Urban Adventure walking tour during April and May, and this will hopefully provide a flow-on effect to other Barrack Square retailers,” he said.

Gerry Lyng from The Bell Tower said they were excited to partner with Two Feet tours.

“It’s fantastic to be working together with another innovative and award winning tourism business. Stimulating visitation to the Barrack Street Jetty precinct is a key goal for The Bell Tower.”

Two Feet Urban Adventures are designed to educate locals and tourists about the history of Perth, how and why the city was built where it is, and explore its evolving urban landscape.

The tour shows first hand how infrastructure projects, including Elizabeth Quay and the Perth City Link, will redefine the city and tie in with smaller projects such as laneway activation and re-use of heritage buildings.