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Raine Square after its redevelopment in 2012
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General information
Type Heritage listed building
Location Perth, Western Australia
Type State Registered Place
Reference no. 9824

Raine Square is a property in the central business district of Perth, Western Australia. It is in a block bound by Murray Street, William Street and Wellington Streets. The square is named after Joe and Mary Raine.

History

The square was formed as a pedestrian way through land surrounded by hotels acquired by the University of Western Australia in the 1960s, including the Wentworth and the Royal Hotels.

The name was used in 1984, and the square officially opened in 1986.

Redevelopment

The later development of the square involved the construction of a large multi-storey building over what had been the square, maintaining some of the heritage properties that had been on the periphery of the original square.

It has since gone through a range of owners and developments since the original construction.

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Raine Square undergoing redevelopment, March 2018

In 2017 further developments were being made to the complex of properties related to Raine Square.

The new development has proposed features that include re-introducing cinemas into the Perth CBD; the last operational cinemas had closed with Piccadilly cinemas closing in October 2013.

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