New Perth: Five-star hotels, piazzas and revitalised waterfront among highlights of its billion-dollar pandemic makeover

The Ritz Carlton at Elizabeth Quay in Perth. PHOTO: TOURISM WA
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PERTH - A seagull steals food from our picnic blanket and soars away over crowds of Australian Football fans piling into Perth's Optus Stadium.

Soon, as my wife, son and I dine on the grassy banks of the Swan River, we hear roars from 33,000 spectators watching West Coast play Collingwood.

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