East Perth Power Station

East Perth Power Station

East Perth WA, Australia
Development WA


RJV’s civil division was awarded the early works contract for the revitalisation of the heritage-listed East Perth Power Station.


The scope of work comprised the demolition of the existing rail coal-tipper and conveyor structure and gas pressure reduction station to enable ongoing works within the greater East Perth Power Station site.

All items of heritage significance were retained for use in future landscaping or architectural elements of the revitalised site and all existing heritage elements adjacent to the works were protected.

DevelopmentWA is leading site preparation works ahead of the site’s transformation into a mix of residential, commercial, recreational and tourism opportunities.

Revitalisation of the power station building will continue to be guided by DevelopmentWA’s Kaart Koort Waarnginy (Head Heart Talking) Framework to culturally engage with the Whadjuk Noongar traditional owners. 

In recognition of the cultural significance of the location for Whadjuk Noongar people, the development will be given a Noongar name – Koomba Kalark. This translates to ‘the place of the big fire’, a reference to the former power station.

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