The East Perth Power station is to be lifted out of abandonment, the WA Government says,

The state government has announced a $30 million funding package to restore the 103-year-old station, which has sat idle for decades.

Reports say the upcoming 2019-20 WA state budget will include cash for works on the heritage-listed building.

The site is expected to be ‘de-constrained’ of the energy infrastructure that currently services the Perth CBD.

Exactly what kind of development, and the timeframe, is up to the private company is chosen to overhaul the site.

The Government says it will impose conditions including that the power station building be used as a public space.

WA’s previous Liberal National government opened expressions of interest to develop the site four years ago, but the process stalled.

The station last fired in 1981.