Perth’s central business district sits on the banks of the Swan River to the south and east; with Kings Park to the west and Northbridge to the- that’s right- north. The area features excellent shopping and cultural opportunities. The famous Hay and Murray St Malls, the state museum, library and art gallery are within a few short blocks of one another. You will find several parks, two cricket grounds and The WA trotting grounds as well as corporate head quarters for some of the state’s biggest employers. Get a job in Perth CBD and you can have it all: an office in a stunning modern high-rise; calming river views, and if you are lucky, a corporate box at the cricket.
The mining boom has stimulated plenty of construction and development in Perth’s CBD. More spending and re-development- to the tune of $68 million- is going ahead in the next few years under the latest City plan. In particular the council has budgeted for upgrading St George Terrace, the main commercial street in Perth. Plans to enhance street level access from the CBD to Northbridge, blocked for 100 years by the rail system, are also underway.
The CBD is home to the offices of Western Australia’s many mining, oil and undersea exploration companies: Chevron, Shell, Woodside Petroleum, BHP Billiton- to name just a few. If you are looking for work in the energy field, try Brunel Energy Party Ltd, specialist recruitment firm. Perth CBD also offers plenty of opportunities for immigrants wanting IT work: Fujitsu has recently opened a large Perth based data centre, offering IT services to the banking sector. All of Australia’s major banks have offices in Perth CBD, and job seekers will also find a range of HR, PR, legal and accounting opportunities.