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Streets ahead

— Perth


Kicking off our new series on small-business neighbourhoods primed for investment is Northbridge, where a seedy reputation is changing thanks to government financing and an influx of innovative firms.

Australia, Business, Local, Northbridge, Perth

Northbridge, the area north of Perth’s main train station, is no stranger to change. Having hosted several waves of immigration from Greek to Chinese it is now poised to go through its most dramatic transformation yet, with the city pouring investment into the area’s infrastructure.

A plan to build a motorway through the suburb (later abandoned for a tunnel) led to a drop in residents in the 1960s and 1970s; as people moved out a wave of new restaurants and bars moved in. Over the next 40 years the area developed into Perth’s most lively nightlife…


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