Heritage Lists & Inventories
Reviewing a Municipal Heritage Inventory
Under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990, Local Government Inventories, also known as Municipal Inventories or MIs, must be compiled and reviewed by the Local Authority. MIs are common practice in Australia, and the foundation of sound local heritage planning.
MIs identify local heritage assets and provide the base information needed for local heritage planning to achieve consistency, strategic direction and community support.
The following documents are guides to the fundamentals of modern best practice in local government inventories:
Basic Principles for Local Government Inventories
Criteria for the Assessment of Local Heritage Places and Areas
Creating a Heritage List
When compiling heritage lists, a local government may elect to include all heritage places in its MI, or a smaller sub-set of places. Standard procedures for the compilation of a heritage list are set out in chapter 7 of the Model Scheme Text, as are the procedures for designating heritage areas.
More significant places on the MI can be adopted into the local government Heritage List. This allows the MI to act as a general survey and store of information, while the List records places that need the protection of additional planning controls.
Finding a Consultant
The Heritage Specialists Directory is a starting point for finding heritage consultants and obtaining quotes for a Local Government Inventory Review. We recognise that remote regional areas may struggle to obtain competitive quotes.
The following table of Local Governments that have reviewed their MI in the last four years may assist Local Governments in finding consultants who are willing to work in the regions.
|Albany, City of ||Under review ||City of Albany Staff with assistance from their Heritage Advisor |
|Augusta-Margaret River, Shire of ||2012 ||Greenward Consulting |
|Bassendean, Town of ||Under review ||Hocking Heritage Studio |
|Belmont, City of ||2012 ||Eddie Marcus, Historian |
|Bunbury, City of ||2014 ||Annabel Wills Architect |
|Boddington, Shire of ||2011 ||Elizabeth Hoek (Community Member) |
|Busselton, City of ||Under review ||Philip Griffiths Architects |
|Canning, City of |
|Under review |
|TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage |
|Capel, Shire of ||Under review ||Laura Gray |
|Carnarvon, Shire of ||2015 ||Shire of Carnarvon staff |
|Chapman Valley, Shire of ||2012 ||Tanya Henkel |
|Claremont, Town of ||Under review ||Town of Claremont Staff with assistance from Annabel Wills Architect |
|Cockburn, City of ||2012 ||Eddie Marcus, Historian |
|Dardanup, Shire of ||Under review ||Shire of Dardanup staff |
|Denmark, Shire of ||2011 ||Malcolm Trail History and Heritage |
|Donnybrook-Balingup, Shire of ||2013 ||Lynne Farrow Architect with Robin Chinnery Historian |
|East Fremantle, Town of ||Under review || |
|Fremantle, City of ||MI updated annually ||Annabel Wills Architect |
|Gnowangerup, Shire of ||Under review || |
|Gosnells, City of ||2011 ||Laura Gray |
|Kalamunda, Shire of ||Under review ||Hocking Heritage Studio |
|Karratha, City of ||2013 ||Eureka Archaeological Research & Consulting (WA) |
|Mandurah, City of ||Under review ||City of Mandurah Staff |
|Melville, City of ||2014 ||Ronald Bodycoat Heritage Architect |
|Meekatharra, Shire of ||Under review ||Laura Gray |
|Murray, Shire of ||2013 ||Eddie Marcus, Historian |
|Mundaring, Shire of |
|Under review |
|Northam, Shire of ||September 2012 ||Shire of Northam Staff |
|Northampton, Shire of ||Under review ||TPG Town Planning, Urban Design & Heritage |
|Rockingham, City of ||2011 ||Palassis Architects |
|Stirling, City of ||Under review ||TPG Town Planning, Urban Design & Heritage |