What is a Heritage List?

Council established and maintains a Heritage List to identify those places within the Scheme Area which are of cultural heritage significance and worthy of conservation under the provisions of the Scheme, together with a description of each place and the reasons for its entry.

What is the purpose of the Heritage List?

The City’s Heritage List identifies 50 places which Council has resolved are of high cultural heritage significance and worthy of conservation.  The purpose of the Heritage List is to retain and conserve listed places and ensure that any redevelopment has minimal impact on the significance of each place.  Local Planning Scheme No. 3 contains specific provisions for assessing development applications affecting Heritage Listed places and contains greater controls, and protection for places on the Heritage List.

What is a Heritage Inventory?

A Heritage Inventory is required by the Heritage Act to be prepared.  It acts as a catalogue of places that the community sees as important to its heritage and may have aesthetic, historic, social or scientific value.  The City’s Heritage Inventory, originally adopted in 1997 (as a Municipal Heritage Inventory) contains over 480 places.  The Local Government Heritage Inventory does not provide any protection to the places listed, but rather acts as a catalogue of the City’s built history.

What is the difference between the Heritage List and the Heritage Inventory?

The Heritage List and Heritage Inventory identify places in the built environment and streetscapes which are representative of the City’s history.  Places have been included in each depending upon the cultural heritage significance identified for each place. 

Local Planning Scheme No. 3 contains controls and protection for places on the Heritage List.

The Local Government Heritage Inventory does not provide any protection to the places listed, but rather acts as a catalogue of the City’s built history.

Why are the Heritage List and Local Heritage Inventory being reviewed?

The Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 requires all Local Governments to prepare, and periodically review, a Local Government Heritage Inventory.  The Local Government Heritage Inventory and the Heritage List, identify places which are of importance and representative of the City’s history and heritage. 

Council last adopted changes to its Local Government Heritage Inventory on 14 October 2014.  In order to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Act, the City is calling for nominations for inclusion of places in both the City’s Local Government Heritage Inventory and City’s Heritage List.

Where can I find the Heritage List and Local Heritage Inventory?

The City’s Local Government Heritage Inventory and Heritage List are available on the City’s website at: https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/heritage

They may also be viewed at the City’s Main Administration building (25 Cedric Street Stirling) between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. 

Who can make a nomination?

A property or place can be nominated by any person.  You do not need to be the property owner to nominate a place to the Heritage List or Heritage Inventory. 

How is a nomination processed?

When a nomination is submitted, we will review the property and prepare a Place Record.  We will then contact the owners of the nominated property to consult with them on the nomination.

Council will then consider all nominations, including the comments of the property owners, before deciding whether to include a property on the Heritage List or Heritage Inventory.  Property owners will have the ability to address Council on any proposed changes if they choose to. 

How can I make a nomination?

Nominations can be lodged electronically using the online form.

You can also download a PDF copy of the form from the Document Library or here and send it to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Stirling, WA 6021 or via email to stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au no later than 5pm Friday, 21 September 2018

Please ensure that your name and address is provided on your nomination to enable it to be considered. Relevant details about the significance of each nominated place should also be included.