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Draft Heritage Strategy

The City of Subiaco is inviting public comment on its draft Heritage Strategy. The draft Heritage Strategy provides a framework for the management of the City's rich and unique heritage across four key areas:

  • Knowing: identifying, assessing and documenting our tangible and intangible heritage.
  • Protecting: securing statutory protection of significant places and areas, adapting and appropriately developing the City's heritage places, preserving the museum and local history collection.
  • Supporting: incentives, advisory services, financial assistance, education and professional development.
  • Promoting and communicating: measures to raise awareness and appreciation of our history and heritage.

Consultation on the strategy closes at 5pm Thursday 19 September 2019. Visit Have Your Say Subiaco to provide your feedback on the draft strategy. 

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 Monday 23 September 2019 at 5pm.

For further information please contact the City's Heritage Officer on 9237 9222 or email heritage@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

 

Newly listed areas

Expanded Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area

At its meeting in June, Council resolved to expand the Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area to include Numbers 282 – 300 & 283-287 Hamersley Road, 6 & 8 Sadlier Street and the western side of Derby Road (Numbers 1-37). A heritage assessment determined that the historic and social values of these properties were consistent with the heritage values of the adjacent Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area and the Sadlier and Redfern Street Heritage Area. 

Including these properties in the expanded Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area provides for a larger collection of places of local significance representing the development of modest suburban houses in response to the approval and construction of the Daglish Railway Station in 1922-1924.

Click here to learn more about the history of the area and the properties that have been included in the expanded heritage area. A hard copy of the assessment is also available in the local history section at Subiaco Library.

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Newly listed places

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

'Avro' No. 2 Nicholson Road, Subiaco

No. 2 Nicholson Road, Subiaco comprises a group of three buildings:

  • c.1908 building also referred to as 191 Thomas Street, Subiaco;
  • c.1918 building also known as ‘Avro’; and
  • c.1936 purpose built hospital building fronting Nicholson Road.

Collectively the three buildings are of considerable cultural heritage significance (level 2) to the City of Subiaco:

  • For the long-term association of the overall site with Frederick and Agnes Jacoby, who were a prominent business family in WA (primarily associated with well-regarded hotel businesses) and who also played a primary role in successfully lobbying for the construction of Lemnos Hospital for the care of returned servicemen suffering from mental illness. 
  • As a landmark collection of buildings which have been well-known over time as a hospital/medical facility. 
  • As a significant site for the history of women in the local community, with reference to its management as a hospital by a series of women over at least 3 decades, and as a place of employment for local women in the roles of nursing, cleaning and cooking.
  • For its social significance for the families of those who were born, treated or died here following its conversion to a hospital in 1922.

The 1918 building on the corner of Nicholson Road and Salisbury Street is of particular significance:

  • For its landmark values as a good example of an early Inter-War era bungalow, located on a prominent corner site.
  • For its historical and aesthetic values as an example of the residential work of William Wolf, an architect who is highly regarded for his design of His Majesty’s Theatre and Hotel in Hay Street, Perth.
  • As a representative example of a well-designed and detailed “gentleman’s villa” of Subiaco dating from the early post-WWI era, and for the evidence it provides about the style and standard of the development that took place in the elevated locations near Kings Park – an area that had been established in the early twentieth century as an suited to the more affluent residents of Subiaco. 
  • As a representative example of the adaptation of large late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century residences as private hospitals in the inter-war years.
  • As one of several private hospitals established in Subiaco in the inter-war years, illustrating the importance of the relatively central location, ‘healthy’ environment and proximity to public transport that the suburb offered.

The 1936 building fronting Nicholson Road is of additional significance:

  • As an example of a purpose-built medical facility that illustrated the on-going success and development of one of Subiaco’s inter-war era private hospitals.
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c. 1918 building at the corner of Nicholson Road and Salisbury Street

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c. 1936 hospital building fronting Nicholson Road

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c. 1908 building at the corner of Nicholson Road and Thomas Street

Other

National Trust Classification of Daglish

Daglish has been classified by the National Trust of Western Australia as a place of cultural heritage significance. The classification makes an important statement about the history and cultural heritage values of Daglish, without adding restrictions on development for homeowners. For further information click here

Re-instating turnstiles at Subiaco Oval Gates

Football may be gone but the City of Subiaco seeks to honour its cultural contribution, by supporting a push to have heritage turnstiles re-instated at the Subiaco Oval heritage-listed entry gates. For further information click here.