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East Perth
PerthWestern Australia
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East Perth apartments
Population 8,185 (2011 census)
 • Density 2,480/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6004
Area 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Perth
Federal Division(s) Perth
Suburbs around East Perth:
Perth Mount Lawley Burswood
Perth East Perth Burswood
Swan River South Perth Victoria Park


East Perth is an inner suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located next to the Perth CBD. 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.

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

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