This page contains news about heritage projects and the adoption of new heritage places and areas within the City of Subiaco.
Heritage area assessments
Heritage assessments of Yilgarn Street in Shenton Park, the West Subiaco Workers' Homes Board Subdivision, and Kings Road in Subiaco have been completed.
It is intended that reports be presented to Council early 2017 requesting permission to formally advertise the proposal to declare them as Heritage Areas under the city's Town Planning Scheme. Following the consultation period should Council resolve to declare the areas as Heritage Areas then management of places within the areas, and of new development, would be achieved by application of the city's Planning Policy 3.6 Development Guidelines for Residential Conservation Areas.
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 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.
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.