$218 Million Mix Use Precinct & Revitalisation – East Perth Power Station


The Western Australian State Government has announced a $218 million revitalisation and transformation for the East Perth Power Station precinct will be progressed by the preferred proponents Australian Capital Equity and Minderoo Group. One of five shortlisted, the successful proponents responded to the expressions of interest for detailed proposal.

Stage 1 is expected to have a $218 million investment over the next four years, breathing new life into the long neglected area and celebrating the power station heritage building. The project will also provide public access to the Swan River, social and cultural benefits for the community, as well as public transport access to East Perth train station.

Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, the redevelopment of the heritage-listed East Perth Power Station will be transformed into a mix of residential, commercial, recreational and tourism opportunities. Artist’s impressions released by the state government provide further details how the cleaned up industrial warehouse space will provide for retail, entertainment and dining venues surrounded by landscaped grounds that lead to waterfront vessel access.

Project Site

The project will be guided by the Kaart Koort Waarnginy (Head Heart Talking) Framework and culturally engage with the Whadjuk Noongar traditional owners. To recognise the cultural significance of the location for Whadjuk Noongar people, the development will be called ‘Koomba Kalark’ which means ‘the place of the big fire’ and references to the former power station.

Project Details
– $30 Million for early site works (commenced)

– $218 Million for stage 1 over 4 years
– 103-year heritage listed power station has been left abandoned
– named ‘Koomba Kalark’ by Whadjuk Noongar traditional owners
– waterfront community to Swan River
– access to the East Perth train station.

Mark McGowan, Premier of Western Australia outlines that $50 million has been committed to prepare the site for redevelopment

“This announcement marks a significant milestone in the revitalisation of one of our iconic landmarks, the old East Perth Power Station”. “This kind of project has been talked about for years, and now it’s finally coming to fruition”.

“This project will create and support local Western Australian jobs and deliver a new, vibrant precinct on the banks of the Swan River that will become a prime destination for locals and tourists alike”. Mr McGowan said.

Bill Johnston, Energy Minister outlines that this is an exciting step forward for the old East Perth Power Station.

“I’d like to thank Western Power who have the huge task of decommissioning the 66 kV switching yard, which will open up the entire site for redevelopment works.”  Mr Johnston said.

Ben Wyatt, Lands Minister outlines the power plan had been East Perth power station has been left dormant for 40 years.

“Close to four decades after ceasing operations, the old East Perth Power Station is set to once again play an important role in our city as the heart of a thriving, modern, master-planned waterfront precinct”.

“The mix of residential, social and tourism opportunities this project is expected to offer will support local jobs and transform the area into the CBD’s eastern gateway”. “This development will also complement Perth’s world-class Optus Stadium and the new Matagarup Bridge”.

“Australian Capital Equity and Minderoo Group will now enter into an Exclusive Working Period with DevelopmentWA, to refine details of their joint proposal for the precinct.” Mr Wyatt said.

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The Application Information and References
– Address: 16 Summers Street, Perth
Media Statement: Transformation of iconic East Perth Power Station a step closer
– Media Statement: East Perth Power Station redevelopment takes major step forward
– Images: The East Perth Power Station site
Interactive Image: Google Aerial and Streetview


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