The WA Labor McGowan government has announced that if re-elected at the upcoming state election, they will fund the development of a $100 million film studio complex at Fremantle's Victoria Quay. In addition, a promised $20 million production attraction fund has been welcomed by industry. Industry peak body Screenwest have called the announcements 'game-changing' and local industry stakeholders anticipate the size of the screen workforce in WA doubling as a result of the proposals.
A commitment has been made to ensure a broad definition of 'screen' is maintained in the development of the lot at Victoria Quay, and that games development, and virtual and augmented reality technology businesses will also have access to the facilities.
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