William Street EOI Closes 18 December 2014

William Street EOI Closes 18 December 2014

Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Historic Buildings On William Street For Lease

Victor P Taffa

  • Perth Hostel and Rechabites Hall offered for lease
  • Building restoration and refurbishment to enhance cultural heritage
  • Final stage of the $6 Million William Street revitalisation

Expressions of interest (EOI) to lease Rechabites Hall and the Perth Hostel in Northbridge open today, marking the final stage of the State Government’s $6 Million revitalisation project for William Street.






Planning Minister John Day said Rechabites Hall, a former theatre and bank, could be used for retail, food and beverage, and creative spaces, while Perth Hostel would suit offices or boutique accommodation.

The Minister said new tenancies in both properties would add to the vibrancy and cultural identity of William Street.

Interest was expected from hospitality professionals and developers with experience, financial backing and an interest in building on Northbridge’s character.

“The successful bidder will share our vision for William Street and offer uses that will connect arts and cultural events, activate the streetscape and integrate with Northbridge.” Mr. Day said.

William Street Rechabites Hall

William Street Rechabites Hall












The State Government, through the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, has restored 16 properties on William Street since 2009, upgraded public areas and created a vibrant urban quarter now occupied by creative industries, restaurants and galleries.

The Minister said the Government’s investment of $6 Million had attracted private investors, with new industries, restaurants and businesses opening in the area.

Fact File

  • Expressions of interest close December 18, 2014
  • Built in the 1920s, Rechabites Hall was formerly a theatre and bank. It closed in 2008
  • It is expected to be redeveloped as a food and beverage venue and creative industry space spread across 856sqm on three levels
  • Perth Hostel is expected to operate as office or boutique accommodation over 937sqm
  • New William Street tenancies including small bars, restaurants and a 74-bedroom hotel due to open next year
William Street Area

William Street Area