East Perth Power Station (disused)

20151119 East Perth Power StationQuick sketch of part of the East Perth Power Station this morning.

Built around 1916 it originally provided power for the whole of the Perth metro area…. it’s location close to the CBD and on the banks of the Swan River enabled shipments of coal to be delivered to the door and the elevated shed in the picture was part of the coal delivery system…the conveyor led out into the main building for firing the generator. The station stopped operating in 1981 and is now heritage listed with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority hoping to turn it into apartments (though in the present economic climate it could stand empty for another 30 odd years).

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