The Heritage Council of Western Australia is inviting public comment on a proposal to include Sun City Precinct, Two Rocks, in the State Register of Heritage Places.
The place is considered to have cultural heritage significance as it reflects a time of rapid growth and development in the area during the 1970s and 1980s, largely driven by the Bond Corporation’s commercial enterprises.
Sun City Precinct incorporates elements of the Yanchep Sun City development, the Two Rocks Marina and shopping centre, and includes the King Neptune Sculpture, a local landmark and remnant of the former tourist attraction Atlantis Marine Park.
The Yanchep Sun City development also reflects the economic conditions of the times, from the ambitious, aspirational sentiment of the boom that peaked in the 1980’s, through to the 1990’s and the venture’s decline.
Entry in the State Register of Heritage Places does not prevent change or development, but instead ensures that any proposed development is sympathetic to the heritage values of the place.
To find out more about the proposal or to make a submission before the closing date of 30 September 2022, visit https://consultation.dplh.wa.gov.au/
As stated by Heritage Minister David Templeman:
“Sun City Precinct, Two Rocks, captures the essence of 1970’s Perth, and has over the years become highly valued by locals and visitors alike.
“The King Neptune statue is an iconic landmark and is much loved by the local community.
“I encourage you to have your say on the heritage values of this place.”
As stated by Butler MLA John Quigley:
“King Neptune and the Sun City Precinct is a unique part of Western Australia’s history and I encourage all locals to make their voices heard and put in a submission.
“I am pleased that my representations on this matter have borne fruit and that the Heritage Council will now consider the site for State Heritage listing.”