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Paxon acted as commercial adviser to the Department of Finance for the new WA Museum Boola Bardip across several stages of the project.

The Western Australian Museum is WA’s premier cultural institution, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collections.

The new WA Museum building is three times the size of the old museum and includes eight permanent galleries, a 1,000 square metre temporary exhibition gallery, a shop and a cafe.

Paxon provided financial and commercial advice on several stages of the project including assessing value for money for the State, the proposed financial structure for project, as well as identifying improvements in operating practice and financial outcomes.

Department of Finance (WA) Client

2014 – 2016, 2020 Years

Perth, WA Location

$400 million Project Value

Commercial Adviser Roles

Key Outcomes

Paxon’s advice provided the eventual operational model for the Museum which was deployed in 2020.

This model was the most effective commercial and operational model that met stakeholders’ requirements.

The new WA Museum opened in November 2020.

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