Heritage news and projects
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 works required in order to stabilise a building. Generally eligible projects are entitled to 50 per cent of the total cost of the works up to a maximum of $5000, however, this may vary depending on the competitiveness of the grant round.
Applications close Friday 22 September at 5pm.
For further information, please contact the city's Heritage Officer on 9237 9222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage assessments of three potential heritage areas in Subiaco have been completed.
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 areas
Kings Road Heritage Area
Kings Road contains 21 houses developed in the period 1901-1923, with the majority constructed prior to WWI, resulting in a good representative collection of early twentieth century housing for the middle classes in the higher parts of Subiaco, in close proximity to public transport and Kings Park. The street has been identified as having aesthetic, historic and social value to the City of Subiaco and was declared as a heritage area by Council in May 2017. This will allow for the opportunity to conserve the streetscape presentation of a good representative collection of early twentieth century, Federation Queen Anne and early Inter-War villas.
Newly listed places
Recent additions to the city's Town Planning Scheme Heritage List include:
No. 201 Railway Road, Subiaco
No. 201 Railway Road, Subiaco is a residential and commercial premises constructed in 1927 (residence) and 1934 (shop) in the Inter-War Californian Bungalow style. The place has been assessed as being of ‘considerable significance’ (level 2) to the city, has a high level of integrity and authenticity and is considered rare as an example of a corner store still in commercial operation.
The statement of significance reads:
- The place has aesthetic value as a simple expression of Inter war styling executed in brick for commercial and residential functions;
- The place is a landmark in the streetscape for its continuity of commercial function since 1934;
- The place has historic value for its association with the growth of the district in the Inter war period as demonstrated by the increase of services to residents; and
- The place has social value for its association with the provision of services to the community from 1934.