Funding for 20 local governments to identify and protect local heritage places

  • Local governments share in over $317,500 in grants
  • Support to undertake local heritage surveys and develop heritage lists
  • The grants assist with advice on heritage in local communities
  • Local governments throughout Western Australia will share in $317,574 in State Government funding to assess, review, and develop local heritage frameworks that support community heritage through their local planning schemes.

    The 2021-22 Local Government Heritage Consultancy Grants will provide 20 local governments with funding of up to $20,000 each so they can engage specialist heritage consultants to support the delivery of local heritage services.

    The funding will help local governments to review and develop local heritage surveys (LHS), heritage lists, investigate potential heritage areas, and create heritage-related local planning policies, strategies and guiding documents.

    Under the Heritage Act 2018, local governments are required to have a LHS, previously known as a Municipal Inventory. The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 require local governments to establish and maintain a heritage list to identify places that are of cultural heritage significance and worthy of built heritage conservation in their locality.

    To develop an LHS, local governments work with their communities to identify and record places which are, or might become, a place of cultural heritage significance. The LHS is then mapped and made available through public mapping systems such as PlanWA and Landgate’s Property Interest Reports.

    Identifying heritage places in the LHS supports the sharing of community history, development of education programs and heritage trails, and helps local governments to identify how heritage places will be protected through the heritage list.

    The grants provide local governments with practical, immediate support to undertake critical work on their local heritage frameworks over the next 12 to 18 months.

    As stated by Heritage Minister David Templeman:

    “Local governments, through close engagement with their communities, perform a central role in identifying and protecting places of cultural heritage significance within their districts.

    “These places are extremely important to their community fabric because they contribute to a feeling of connectedness and sense of place.

    “We are committed to protecting our heritage places and I’m proud that we can support 20 local governments to complete this critical work through this year’s Local Government Heritage Consultancy Grants program. 

    “This funding will help local governments to work with heritage specialists to identify and record heritage places and develop the appropriate frameworks to protect these places for their communities, now, and for the future.”

    As stated by Local Government Minister John Carey:

    “The Local Government Heritage Consultancy Grants will play a vital role in enabling local governments to protect heritage places.

    “As local governments are at the very heart of our communities, this is an essential function to preserve our communities’ unique spaces.

    “The local governments receiving these grants will each have very different heritage places, each requiring a unique framework. These grants will enable them to undertake this important work.”

    2021-22 Local Government Heritage Consultancy Grants Recipients

    Local Government

    Scope of works

    Grant Amount (Ex GST)

    Town of Cottesloe

    Create a heritage strategy
    that incorporates the existing heritage framework for conservation and enhancement
    of heritage assets

    $13,927.50

    City of Perth

    Review the existing heritage
    area, design guidelines and investigate three heritage areas to determine
    whether they should be adopted as heritage areas under the local planning
    scheme

    $20,000.00

    City of Wanneroo

    Create a heritage strategy
    and guiding heritage documents

    $20,000.00

    City of Gosnells

    Review the existing LHS

    $19,452.50

    Town of Mosman Park

    Update the existing LHS,
    and prepare and deliver a heritage framework to inform preparation of a
    heritage-related local planning policy 

    $20,000.00

    Shire of Waroona

    Review the existing LHS to
    create a heritage list for the local planning scheme

    $20,000.00

    Shire of
    Serpentine-Jarrahdale

    Finalise the new LHS and
    prepare documentation for the new Local Planning Scheme No.3

    $10,000.00

    Shire of Dardanup

    Review the existing LHS to
    create a heritage list for the local planning scheme

    $20,000.00

    Shire of
    Donnybrook-Balingup

    Review the existing LHS to
    create a heritage list for the local planning scheme, and develop a heritage policy

    $20,000.00

    Shire of Manjimup

    Review the existing LHS’s
    thematic framework and peer reviews

    $10,000.00

    Shire of Katanning

    Review the existing LHS to
    create a heritage list, and prepare a heritage strategy

    $20,000.00

    Shire of Kondinin

    Review the existing LHS and
    create a heritage list, and draft a heritage-related local planning policy

    $4,630.00

    Shire of Gnowangerup

    Review and convert the
    existing Municipal Inventory to a LHS, create a heritage list, and develop a
    heritage-related local planning policy

    $13,375.00

    Shire of
    Broomehill-Tambellup

    Review the existing Municipal
    Inventory to create a heritage list

    $20,000.00

    Shire of Wickepin

    Review the existing LHS
    to create a heritage list

    $5,189.25

    Shire of Pingelly

    Update the existing LHS
    and heritage list

    $20,000.00

    Shire of Northam

    Create a strategic
    framework for the staged review of the existing LHS, which will inform a
    review of the Heritage list

    $20,000.00

    Shire of Laverton

    Review the existing
    Municipal Inventory

    $16,000.00

    Shire of Yalgoo

    Update the heritage strategy
    and develop a heritage-related local planning policy

    $10,000.00

    Shire of Derby/West
    Kimberley

    Prepare a LHS and
    determine a heritage list

    $15,000.00

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