East Perth, Western Australia facts for kids
Perth, Western Australia
East Perth apartments
|Population||8,185 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,480/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Area||3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)|
|Location||2 km (1 mi) from Perth|
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
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