About Claisebrook Village
Claisebrook Village has been transformed from an industrial wasteland into a modern waterfront urban village combining quality residential developments with beautiful parkland, waterways and public art. The project focused on transforming Perth’s 19th Century industrial service yard into a modern urban village, while reflecting the area’s existing qualities – the river and its heritage. It was a major benefactor of the Federal Government’s Building Better Cities program (1991-96) and this enabled substantial infrastructure improvements which paved the way for Claisebrook Village as it is today.
Claisebrook Village is located just off East Parade in East Perth and comprises 137.5 hectares of riverfront land on the city’s eastern doorstep. It has stunning views of the river and the city skyline, and an abundance of parklands, gardens, lakes and the stunning Claisebrook Cove. Home to more than 2,500 residents, the Claisebrook Village project has achieved high levels of community satisfaction and is regarded as a model for urban renewal.
As the project area is former industrial land (including the former East Perth Gasworks, scrap yards, brick works, stables, warehouses and railway yards), extensive environmental rehabilitation and remediation was undertaken. In addition to this, more than a dozen heritage sites in the area have undergone major restoration and refurbishment works.
Land within Claisebrook Village also represents significant Indigenous cultural heritage. Some sites were formerly used as camping and meeting places and these have been recognised and conserved – many of which feature on the public art walk, paying homage to the local Aboriginal population. The area was also used as a major camp for miners before they departed for the goldfields towards the end of the 19th Century.
Today, the new community integrates residential housing, shopping and commercial buildings, as well as educational facilities and nearly 22 hectares of recreational parks, open spaces and other public areas inlcuding Perth City Farm. Located in the Royal Street West precinct of Claisebrook Village, Perth City Farm is a thriving urban community garden that inspires people to create and support sustainable food systems that nourish communities and the environment.