THE verdicts are in and punters want to see the old disused sewerage pump station on Langley Park turned into a cafe.
When we say punters, we mean the 13 who responded out of the 1200 that Perth city council asked.
The station was built in 1912 as part of a new sewerage system to counter the problem of Perth “living on a dung hill”. But along with two others it’s been sitting dormant since 1989, when a new central sewerage station was built to take over.
Ideas for what to do with the heritage-listed block have come and gone but after a pow-wow with interested locals a cafe seems to be the go.
If the council agrees it’ll hit up the water corporation (which has part responsibility for the building) for some cash to fix it up and see if it can be leased to a restaurateur.
Council staff reckon a small cafe or healthy takeaway venue would be the go since there’s low foot traffic and a bunch of casual sporting types using the park.
by DAVID BELL