East Perth, Western Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEast Perth
Perth, Western Australia
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|Population||10,596 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,210/km2 (8,300/sq mi)|
|Area||3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)|
|Location||2 km (1 mi) from Perth|
East Perth is an inner suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located next to the Perth central business district. Claise Brook and Claisebrook Cove are within the suburb. Formerly characterised by industrial land uses and urban blight, the redevelopment of East Perth was, and remains, the largest inner-city urban renewal project in the state. The design of the new residential neighbourhoods was strongly influenced by the new urbanism movement.
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.
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
Educational facilities include Trinity College, a day school for boys, years 4–12.
Sporting attractions include the WACA Ground and Gloucester Park trotting ground.
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