East Victoria Park is a vibrant inner city suburb consisting primarily of residential housing with significant character and heritage charm, as well as a unique commercial and entertainment strip. One of the longest main streets in the southern hemisphere, Albany Highway services not only local residents, but visitors who travel for the diverse range of food and retail offerings.
East Victoria Park is well serviced by public transport. The Armadale/Thornlie train line runs along the east of East Victoria Park, including both Carlisle and Oats Street stations. This train line, as well as the high frequency bus services, connects East Victoria Park to major centres, including the Perth CBD, Burswood and Curtin University.
A $1.1 million upgrade to John Macmillan Park in the heart of East Victoria Park has been completed. This project represents a major revitalisation to the precinct, including upgrades to the carpark, playground area and landscaping and major improvements to Sussex Street. The next step is a John Macmillan Precinct Masterplan.
The restoration and redevelopment of Edward Millen House has been identified as a priority project, with the Town currently working through the details of a public/private partnership with Blackoak Capital Ventures, the preferred future tenant for a lease of the site.