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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 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 sofiab@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

Heritage Assessments

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.
 

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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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