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Heritage news

This page contains news about heritage projects and the adoption of new heritage places and areas within the City of Subiaco.

Heritage grants fund

If you are the owner of a property listed on the Town Planning Scheme Heritage List or a contributory place located within a heritage area you may be eligible to apply for funding through the City of Subiaco heritage grants fund.

The heritage grants fund provides funding for conservation works which are in the public view and enhance and reveal the heritage significance of the property and/or urgent conservation workds required in order to stabilise a building. Generally eligible projects are entitled to 50% of the total cost of the works up to a maximum of $5,000 however this may vary depending on the competitiveness of the grant round.

Applications close Friday 7 April at 5pm.

For further information please contact the city's Heritage Officer on 9237 9222 or email sofiab@subiaco.wa.gov.au

 

Heritage Areas


Update on proposed Daglish Heritage Areas

The city would like to thank all those that that took the time to make a submission on the proposed Heritage Areas in Daglish. Consultation closed in November and it is intended that reports regarding the two proposed heritage areas will be presented to Council at its meeting in February 2017.

For those interested the submissions are summarised as follows:

1. Proposed Daglish First Land Release Heritage Area

  • No. of submissions received: 75
  • No. of submissions for the proposal: 27
  • No. of submissions against the proposal: 47
  • No. of submissions undecided on the proposal: 1
2. Proposed Daglish Workers’ Homes Board.
 
  • No. of submissions received: 17
  • No. of submissions for the proposal: 8
  • No. of submissions against the proposal: 9

Although the numbers for and against the proposals are important the content of the submissions is just as important and Council will provided with full copies of the submissions to read and consider.
All property owners and submitters will be informed in writing of the Council meeting date closer to the time.


Other Heritage area assessments

Heritage assessments of Yilgarn Street in Shenton Park, the West Subiaco Workers' Homes Board Subdivision, and Kings Road in Subiaco have been completed.

It is intended that reports be presented to Council early 2017 requesting permission to formally advertise the proposal to declare them as Heritage Areas under the city's Town Planning Scheme. Following the consultation period should Council resolve to declare the areas as Heritage Areas then management of places within the areas, and of new development, would be achieved by application of the city's Planning Policy 3.6 Development Guidelines for Residential Conservation Areas.

Community Heritage Surveys

The city is conducting a series of community heritage surveys, with the aim of identifying and protecting buildings and streetscapes of heritage value. This is a collaborative project between the city and the community.

Newly Listed Places

Recent additions to the city's Town Planning Scheme Heritage List include:

"Berylville", 268 Onslow Road, Shenton Park                                           

This timber Federation Queen Anne house was constructed in 1910 by prominent local builder Alexander Anderson.

268 Onslow Road, Shenton Park has been included on the city's Heritage List for the following reasons:

  • It has historic value for its association with the subdivision and development of Shenton Park in the 1910s.
  • It has historic value for its assocation with prominent local builder Alexander Anderson.
  • It has aesthetic and historical value as a place that demonstrates the skill of builder Alexander Anderson and which would have served as an advertisement for the quality of his work.
  • It has aesthetic value as a good and well detailed example of the Federation Queen Anne style executed in timber.
  • It has a social value as a demonstration of a home for professional men and their families in the early 20th century.
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The former West Subiaco Station Masters House at 30 Waylen Road, Shenton Park

This brick Federation Bungalow was built on this site for the Station Master of the West Subiaco (Shenton Park) Railway Station in 1917. The building was originally located in Wellington Street West Perth then relocated to this site by the former Railways Department, now the Public Transport Authority.

30 Waylen Road, Shenton Park has been included on the city's Heritage List for the following reasons:

  • It has historic value for its association with the development of Shenton Park in the early 20th century.
  • It has historic value for its association with the provision of services to the growing community by the State Government.
  • It has aesthetic value as a restrained example of the Federation Bungalow style executed in brick in its original garden setting.
  • It has been a landmark in the streetscape and the community from 1916.
  • It has historic and social value as a demonstration of government housing in the 1910s for senior civil servants.
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