- The facility expects to welcome its first productions in 2026.
- During construction, some 600 jobs are expected to be created.
- The screen production facility is a stone's throw from the Malaga METRONET station.
Home Fire was today confirmed as the builder for the brand new screen production facility along Marshall Road in Malaga, Western Australia.
A Problem and Opportunity Statement for delivery and operation of a screen production facility was released in an open market process by the State Government under the Market-led Proposals Policy, with Home Fire selected as the preferred proponent.
“The start of construction of the screen production facility is a milestone moment that represents the beginning of an exciting and prosperous future for the industry here in WA,” said Culture and Arts Minister, David Templeman.
“The facility will be a cornerstone of our Government’s long-term strategy to expand the local creative industry and put WA in a strong position to attract high-quality national and international productions, as well as enhance and support WA-based productions.”
The move comes as the State Government looks towards diversifying its economy, alongside making the most of the State’s other natural resources:
“Our Government has a plan to diversify our economy to ensure we have a broad mix of industries that create economic and social benefits for the State – and the screen sector ticks all the boxes,” said Treasurer, Rita Saffioti.
“Western Australia is already an attractive place to film due to our shared time zones with Southeast Asia, natural assets that offer a variety of unique filming locations, predictable weather conditions and an abundance of sunshine that allows for consistent scheduling and lighting conditions.”
Located near the Malaga METRONET station precinct, the first production is expected to call ‘action’ in 2026.
Saffioti noted that, “The delivery of the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Malaga Station precinct has allowed us to plan for the growth of new industries in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs, including this one-of-a-kind screen production facility, which is tangible evidence of our commitment to the area.”
The State will invest $233.5 million to build the screen production facility, with 600 new local direct and indirect jobs expected to be created during the construction.
Comprising four purpose-built sound stages, other onsite screen production facilities at the Malaga project includes set storage, a backlot, workshops, art department and wardrobe, and production offices.
Premier, Roger Cook, said the State is already seeing a return on its Production Attraction Incentive investment, citing the filming of productions such as The Surfer, The Twelve, and We Bury the Dead as major wins for local jobs and skills development.
“Backing Western Australia’s film and television industry is a critical part of our plan to diversify WA’s economy and set our State up for the long term,” said the Premier.
“This investment will grow Western Australia’s screen industry, increasing our ability to attract more national and international productions and benefit from the billions of dollars spent on productions in Australia each year.”