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THE East Perth Power Station also has a fiery new Noongar name; 

its redevelopment is be known as Koomba Kalark. 

The name “place of the big fire” references the site’s former use as a power station, rather than any local tradition.

Premier Mark McGowan said in May 2019 he wanted any redevelopment to have some public use space, along with the apartments and commercial space: “It may well be an Indigenous art gallery, it may be something like the MONA in Tasmania, but it will be open to the public,” the ABC reported him saying. 

But the government chose developers Australian Capital Equity and Minderoo’s proposed mix of residential, commercial, recreational and tourism uses.

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