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Heritage Grants Fund

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 16 October 2020 at 5pm.
For further information please contact the City's Heritage Officer on 9237 9222 or email

Local Heritage Survey

One of the ways the City celebrates its local history and heritage is through the Local Heritage Survey. The Local Heritage Survey provides a cultural and historical record of the area and tells the story of the development of the district.

Shortly, the City will be commencing a review of the Local Heritage Survey, starting with the Triangle Precinct. The Triangle Precinct is the area bounded by Thomas Street, and Nicholson and Rokeby Roads and has the highest concentration of heritage buildings and character streetscapes in the City.

As part of the review process we will be calling for nominations for places to be included so that we can record the unique heritage and history of this beautiful precinct.

Event: Heritage in the Triangle

If you are interested in discovering more about the history and heritage of the City’s Triangle Precinct, you can join us on a guided tour on Sunday 20 September. Click here for more information and to book your free tickets.

Heritage Strategy

The City’s Heritage Strategy was endorsed by Council at its meeting on 10 December 2019. The key themes of the strategy are:

  • 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.

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 and 283-287 Hamersley Road, 6 and 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:

123 Churchill Avenue, Subiaco

This attractive Federation Queen Anne style house was built in 1914 by local carpenter/builder Alfred Jesse Welch and was nominated for inclusion on the Heritage List by the property owner.


To learn more about the history and significance of this place click here.



Ever wondered what your property looked like 100 years ago? Well now you can find out using a free online resource launched by the State Records Office of WA.

Using this wonderful resource you can see your property “now and then”. Simply click on the link to ‘RetroMaps’, search by address, look for your house and then compare the old plan with today’s aerial.

Not only will you see how your house has changed but also your neighbourhood. You’ll see where people kept their chooks, vines, and wells. Some even had windmills, stables, cowsheds and tennis courts.


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.