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Heritage Assessments

The City of Subiaco has undertaken a heritage area assessment for properties on Heytesbury and Nicholson roads and Rupert and Salisbury streets. This area was nominated for consideration as a heritage area by some residents. The management recommendation resulting from the assessment is that the area warrants designation as a Heritage Area under the City’s Town Planning Scheme No. 4. A report will be presented to Council in September requesting endorsement to formally advertise the proposed heritage area. The heritage assessment can be viewed by clicking the link below:

Heritage Grants

If you are the owner of a property listed on the Town Planning Scheme Heritage List or a contributory place located within a heritage area you may be eligible to apply for funding through the City of Subiaco heritage grants fund.

The heritage grants fund provides funding for conservation works which are in the public view and enhance and reveal the heritage significance of the property and/or urgent conservation works required in order to stabilise a building. Generally eligible projects are entitled to 50% of the total cost of the works up to a maximum of $5,000 however this may vary depending on the competitiveness of the grant round.

Applications close Friday 21 September at 5pm.
For further information please contact the city's Heritage Officer on 9237 9222 or email

Strategic Heritage Plan

The city is preparing a Heritage Strategic Plan to guide the management of the city’s rich and unique heritage and celebrate it into the future. The plan will provide a framework for the preservation of the city’s heritage across four key areas:

  • Knowing – identifying and recording the places, stories and objects that represent the city’s rich history
  • Protecting – conserving, adapting and appropriately developing the city’s heritage places
  • Supporting – facilitating and encouraging the conservation and management of the city’s heritage
  • Promoting – increasing an awareness and appreciation of the city’s diverse heritage

Community involvement in the development of this strategic plan is important. There will be a number of opportunities for the community and stakeholders to have their say throughout the process.

Community heritage surveys

The city is conducting 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. A survey is currently being undertaken in the following area:

  • Numbers 282-300 Hamersley Road, 6 & 8 Sadlier Street and the western side of Derby Road (numbers 1-37). Council has resolved to consider expanding the recently designated Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area to include these places. Including these places will link the Hamersley Road and Sadlier and Redfern Street Heritage Areas and provide protection to a relatively intact heritage streetscape in Derby Road.

Newly listed areas

Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area

The Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area consists of Numbers 230-280 and 241-281 Hamersley Road. The area contains many good, representative examples of Federation and Inter War cottages and villas which collectively illustrate a range and evolution of detailing between the 1890s and the 1940s.  The area has aesthetic, historic and social value to the City of Subiaco and was declared as a heritage area by Council in July 2018.


Sadlier & Redfern Street Heritage Area

The Sadlier and Redfern Street Heritage Area consists of numbers 5-51 Sadlier Street and 103-119 Redfern Street, Subiaco. The cohesive streetscapes, created by a limited palette of materials and styles, contain a representative collection of houses that illustrate the scale and standard of housing for the homes of unskilled workers to semi-professional and tradespeople, in the early twentieth century. The many good representative examples of Federation and Inter War cottages and villas collectively illustrate a range and evolution of detailing between the 1920s and the 1940s. The heritage area was designated by Council in July 2018.


Newly listed places

Recent additions to the city's Town Planning Scheme Heritage List include:

No. 201 Railway Road, Subiaco

No. 201 Railway Road, Subiaco is a residential and commercial premises constructed in 1927 (residence) and 1934 (shop) in the Inter-War Californian Bungalow style. The place has been assessed as being of ‘considerable significance’ (level 2) to the city, has a high level of integrity and authenticity and is considered rare as an example of a corner store still in commercial operation.

The statement of significance reads:

  • The place has aesthetic value as a simple expression of Inter war styling executed in brick for commercial and residential functions;
  • The place is a landmark in the streetscape for its continuity of commercial function since 1934;
  • The place has historic value for its association with the growth of the district in the Inter war period as demonstrated by the increase of services to residents; and
  • The place has social value for its association with the provision of services to the community from 1934.