Perth’s STW Nine has officially opened its new studio premises located in the CBD at 253 St Georges Terrace.
The new complex, which occupies approximately 2500 square metres of office space across three buildings for its 130 staff, includes a fully digitised and automated studio which is the most modern in Australia. The new studio, which is a window-front location, also features the Nine Network’s first new-look news set.
Nine started broadcasting from the new studio two weeks ago but it was officially opened this week by West Australian Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop (pictured above cutting the ribbon with Nine News presenters Emmy Kubainski and Tim McMillan). Also in attendance were State Opposition Leader Mark McGowan and the Lord Mayor of Perth, Lisa Scaffidi plus network personalities and 250 invited guests.
The new studio replaces Nine’s former premises located in the suburb of Dianella, a studio complex constructed back in 1965 (pictured below) for the opening of the then new channel, STW9.