WA Government seeking Interest for East Perth Power Station site

21/02/2015 6:35 am

East Perth Power Station site goes to market. The site offers the opportunity to deliver a world-class development for WA.

East Perth Power Station

The Western Australian State Government is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) to develop the East Perth Power Station site into a precinct that includes a mix of living, working and leisure opportunities.

Premier Colin Barnett said the release of the 3.14 hectare waterfront site was the first step in a long-term redevelopment plan for the power station, following the announcement of the Government’s land asset sales program.

“We are looking to gauge the market’s interest in this important precinct and we are seeking innovative development proposals that will create, prioritise and maintain community access to the site,” Mr Barnett said.

“Its proximity to the CBD, key transport hubs, the new Perth Stadium and proposed Burswood Peninsula development, offers developers an opportunity to capitalise on great transport infrastructure and a growing residential population.”

Lot 600 includes the heritage-listed power station and a range of unique machinery and equipment. Another three lots are available for future development.

Planning Minister John Day said the Government’s vision was to deliver a facility that embraced the rich culture and history of the site, activated the riverfront and created a premium inner-city destination.

“We recognise there is a very high level of community interest in the future of the site and we are seeking developers who share our vision of retaining, conserving and providing public access to this iconic heritage building,” Mr Day said.

The whole East Perth Power Station site is 8.5ha and comprises four lots. Interested parties can submit an EOI to develop all or part of the entire site however the submission must include a development vision for the power station building.

“Like Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link and Riverside, the East Perth Power Station has the potential to redefine our city and deliver new and exciting places for people to live, work and visit,” the Premier said.

East Perth Power Station Site
       Fact File
  • The power station operated from 1916 until 1981 and is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places
  • The EOI for Lot 600, the power station building and surrounding land closes on April 30, 2015
  • For more information, visit http://www.mra.wa.gov.au