About East Perth Power Station
With the majestic Power Station building as its heart, this derelict 8.5 hectare site is poised for its new life. The MRA’s vision for the East Perth Power Station project is to transform the former industrial site into a vibrant waterfront destination and a community with a mix of living, working and leisure opportunities.
This will be a pedestrian-friendly area with exceptional accessibility, optimising the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) benefits presented by the site's proximity to major arterial roads, rail networks, cycleways and potential ferry opportunities.
Revitalisation of this foreshore area will create further links along the river, making it more accessible to surrounding suburbs and the CBD. Redevelopments will create places for people while ensuring environmental integrity.
The project area is located between East Parade, Summers Street, the Swan River and the Graham Farmer Freeway. It will be well integrated with its surrounding neighbourhood and focus on connectivity to improve inner city living and support positive economic and social activity.
Forward works to clean up the site were undertaken in 2004 and stabilisation works to the Power Station building were undertaken in 2005. Master Planning to establish a framework for future land use will focus on:
- Identifying the appropriate mix of land uses for the Power Station building and surrounding land
- Establishing a unique destination for tourists
- Establishing a sustainable community
- Creating an entry point and catalyst for the activation of the northern stretch of the Swan River