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The City of Melville’s Heathcote Cultural Precinct is located on Kooyagoordup, or Point Heathcote, the place of the ‘Kooyar’, a species of frog. From 1929 to 1994, the site was the location of a mental health hospital, Point Heathcote Reception Home, later called Heathcote Hospital.
The heritage-listed public buildings are now home to an active cultural precinct with over 40 artist studios, a children’s art school, an Artist in Residence program, contemporary art gallery, museum, artisan shop and numerous public workshops and events. Nestled amongst manicured gardens with picturesque views of the Swan River and city skyline, the site also features barbeque facilities, an award-winning playground, world-class restaurant and venues for hire.