Hill Street Pump Station could become cafe following City decision

Hill Street Pump Station could become cafe following City decision

THE Hill Street Pump Station could become a cafe after City of Perth council put it up for adaptive reuse.

The City announced it was seeking expressions of interest for use of the 102-year-old heritage-listed building as a business location.

“Council recommendations and community consultation has supported using the building for a cafe related use,” Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said.

“Alternative uses will also be considered if deemed appropriate, as the site occupies a prime spot on Langley Park with views of the majestic Swan River.

“This is a great opportunity for a business owner to make use of a historical Perth building in one of our most iconic precincts.”

The Hill Street Pump Station was one of three identical pumping stations designed by a Perth Works Department architect in 1912, with the other two in Mill Street and the Causeway.

The Water Corporation and the City of Perth will complete dilapidation works to preserve the heritage fabrics of the building, set for completion in June.

Expression of interest closes on April 28.