Developers asked for station plans

• New life, finally, for the East Perth Power Station?

THE revival of the East Perth power station is a step closer with the McGowan government inviting five developers to submit detailed plans.

The five were the same shortlisted in 2016 after an expression of interest process: Mirvac, Frasers Property, Lendlease Development, Australian Capital Equity (the Kerry Strokes investment company wanting an art gallery there), and Powerhouse City, a newish conglomerate keen to turn it into a museum about electricity.

The 103 year old power station has been vacant since 1981, and a previous attempt to redevelop was mothballed under the last state government.

“More than 15 years after the community was first consulted, and four years after the EOI process commenced, we are powering ahead with the revitalisation of this prime waterfront location,” premier Mark McGowan announced this week.

The plans are due in September, with the winner to be picked first quarter of 2020.

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