What you need to know about the Elizabeth Quay Redevelopment

12 June, 2019

Late in November 2013, our directors arranged a meeting on the Crystal Swan for all the Barrack Square traders to meet with the Tourism Minister. We wanted for her to hear first-hand some of the concerns we had with the Elizabeth Quay development, such as how the works would affect clients wanting to use the Crystal Swan for their event.

The outcome is that the area will be greatly enhanced, including works to upgrade the Barrack St Jetty to “ensure the precinct remains a key destination within the broader waterfront development.” The project is due to be completed by late 2015.

For those wishing to book with the Crystal Swan, this means that by the time your wedding or event is due to be held, you will benefit from the revitalised appearance and access to the Jetty.

The minister was very generous with her time and allowed a full Q&A session to be held with no questions out of bounds.  Her answers were frank and supportive and where she was unable to be definitive gave a commitment to follow up at a later date.

This meeting attracted over 30 traders in attendance on the Crystal Swan with afternoon tea also served. Mr Chris Spence chaired the meeting; Chris is a Director of the Crystal Swan and also Chair of the Perth City Local Traders Association and Chair of the Barrack Square Local Traders Association.

More information can be found on the MRA website:

We look forward to the more beautiful and revitalised Jetty to moor the Crystal Swan to!


  • Thanks heaps for all your help with the year 11 river cruise! The event went very well and all the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thanks for being EXTREMELY accommodating with all the requests coming through and providing a night of memories for the students. You guys make a great team, and provide exceptional service before and during the event, which makes it even more memorable on our behalf as you made it easy for planning purposes at our end.
    VET Teacher Year 11 Coordinator
  • Remastone would like to thank you for providing such a great service, this event was made very easy and we are thankful you could pull this off in such a short time.

    Sales Administrator
  • Hi Patsy,

    Ensure all the Staff and Peter receives my sincere thanks. We have been discussing and think it’s the best Christmas Party we have had in 10 years, and we know how to party!

    Staff were great and gave it a nice relaxing feeling. Everyone had a blast.

    Chad Hood
  • I held a corporate dinner event on the Crystal Swan in late Oct 2017 and can say the event far exceeded our expectations. From the planning stages, through to set-up and finally service/catering at the event - we were impressed! The staff and crew are wonderful, the food is not your typical "boat" food (so don't be afraid!) and the boat itself is really quite unique and allows fantastic views to the city and surrounds. I would book with Crystal Swan again and recommend them as a venue option no questions asked. Thanks again Patty, Tam, Peter, Skipper & crew!

    Jae Eve
    Executive Assistant to CEO NAFDA Limited