Postcode: 6004  |  Distance to CBD: 2km

 

East Perth is an inner suburb of located next to the Perth CBD. East Perth is a descriptive name, this was being used for the suburb from at least the 1880's. It was approved as a bounded suburb in 1954. Claise Brook and Claisebrook Cove are within the suburb.

Land use
Primarily an industrial area in the early twentieth century, it was the location of the East Perth Gas Works, East Perth Power Station (which was decommissioned and the building is being renovated for other purposes), the East Perth railway yard, and engine sheds.


From the early 1980s, virtually all of the residential real estate on the western side of Lord Street became home to commercial enterprises; the buildings remain, either single or duplex dwellings previously inhabited mostly by migrant families.

Cemetery
East Perth is the location of Perth's significant early colonial era cemetery, which contains graves of many early colonial families. Its condition is marginal due to the loss of many headstones and lack of adequate record of graves, only 800 of the estimated 10,000 grave sites have been identified.

Railway
The former East Perth railway yard and engine sheds were removed in the 1960s and have been redeveloped into the Railway headquarters - consolidating a very scattered system of offices and sections for the railways.


East Perth serves as the main hub for country and interstate rail services and Road Coach services. Departing from the station are services such as the Prospector, Avonlink, tourist trains, and the most famous train in Australia, the Indian Pacific.


The original East Perth railway station is now called Claisebrook, and while it has the same number of platforms that it did in the 1960s, the original buildings have given way to modern shelters.

Redevelopment Authority
East Perth Redevelopment Authority (EPRA) was established in 1991 to manage the redevelopment and urbanisation of the suburb. In 2011 EPRA merged with other redevelopment authorities to become the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Sports
Sporting attractions include the WACA Ground and Gloucester Park Trotting Ground.
 

Local Schools

N/A

 

 

Other Nearby Schools

Trinity College

Mercedes College (Perth)

 

 

Shops

Perth City

 

 

Transport

Perth Bus Depot

   

Train Stations

Claisebrook

McIver

 

 

 

 

 

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