FAMILY outing favourite Scitech is looking for a new home.
Science minister Dave Kelly announced on Friday morning that expressions of interest from the private sector were being sought to find a state-of-the-art site for the STEM centre.
“For Scitech to continue its important work of inspiring and educating Western Australian children, families and visitors in STEM, we recognise the need for future investment in Scitech facilities,” he said.
“This market sounding is an important step in finding a new home for the organisation.”
The minister said it is business as usual for Scitech while a variety of options are considered.
Scitech chief executive Deb Banning said the organisation was excited to be working to find a new location.
“Our new state-of-the-art science centre, wherever it is located, will showcase cutting edge science, technology, engineering and maths,” she said.
“The state government’s commitment [to the centre] is an investment in all Western Australians and is a positive step towards a bright STEM-enabled future.”
Scitech’s lease on its West Perth location set to end in mid-2023.
To find out more about the expressions of interest process, head to tenders.wa.gov.au.