The City of Perth is seeking expressions of interest regarding the revitalisation and reuse of the heritage listed Hill Street Pump Station No. 2.
The pump station was decommissioned in 1989 and is currently managed by Water Corporation to prepare it for its future tenants.
Water Corporation, together with the City of Perth, are co‑funding urgent upgrade works to preserve the heritage fabric on the building.
Perth Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi, said the city is looking to lease the 102-year-old Langley Park building to an imaginative business tenant that will breathe new life into the pump station and activate the underutilised space.
“Council recommendations and community consultation has supported using the building for a café related use,” Ms 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.”
Dilapidation works are scheduled for completion by June 2016 and following this, management of the pump station will be transferred to the City of Perth.
Ms Scaffidi said for decades, the pump station has been a forgotten building on the river’s edge.
“This is a great opportunity for a business owner to make use of a historical Perth building in one of our most iconic precincts,” Ms Scaffidi said.