Local Heritage Survey 2023

The Shire has recently completed its Local Heritage Survey 2023. This survey replaces the previous Municipal Heritage Inventory 2001.

Local heritage surveys (formerly local heritage inventories or municipal inventories) identify and record places that are of cultural heritage significance. The local heritage survey is a starting resource for local heritage planning and in itself has no statutory role. The Local Heritage Survey 2023 will help the Shire make decisions that reflect local heritage values, and support the creation of a heritage list or heritage areas, which identify places to be protected under the local planning scheme.

The Local Heritage Survey 2023 also includes a thematic history of the Shire as an appendix. The Thematic History provides a broad historical contact for understanding the evolution of the Shire’s historical and cultural landscape, and the patterns that have shaped it over time. It uses historic themes to structure the history such as economy, infrastructure and governance.

Local Heritage Survey 2023

Heritage Council of WA State Heritage Register

The state register of heritage places is a list of places that have heritage value and importance to Western Australia. The register is maintained by the Heritage Council of WA. Entry in the State Register recognises the significance of the place and helps ensure that it is conserved into the future by requiring Heritage Council approval before any changes are made to the place and by being eligible for financial and professional assistance to maintain and enhance the heritage values.

Information about places entered in the State Register is available from the Heritage Council of WA Website.