The Heritage Council of Western Australia is the State Government’s advisory body on heritage matters and is vested with functions and powers under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990.
The Heritage Council determines the organisation’s strategy, policies and makes key decisions on places to be entered into the State Register of Heritage Places and development referrals.
The Council comprises nine persons appointed by the Minister for Heritage, based on their skills and expertise.
The Council includes the chairperson, four community representatives and representatives of local government, professional associations, property owners, representatives from the National Trust of Australia (WA). People appointed to these positions are professionals with relevant expertise.
This diverse range of skills ensures that the Heritage Council is well equipped to deal with the identification, conservation and development of WA’s significant heritage places.
The Council is assisted by the Register Committee and the Development Committee which comprises Heritage Councillors and heritage and community representatives. Whilst the representatives are not formal members of the Heritage Council, they play an important role in assisting the Council with its decision-making.
The 2017 meeting dates for the Heritage Council, Register Committee and the Development Committee are as follows:
|No meeting January
||No meeting January
| 08 December
|| 19 December
Heritage Council Membership
Anne Arnold, Chair
Philip Griffiths, Heritage Professions representative
Nerida Moredoundt, Community representative
Lloyd Clark, Community representative
David Heaver, Community representative
Alice Steedman, Community representative
Professor John Stephens, National Trust of Australia (WA) nominee
Dr Brad Pettitt, local government representative
Rob Druitt, owners' representative
Register Committee Membership
The Register Committee determines the priority of assessment for all places nominated to the State Register; reviews assessment documentation of places under consideration; and makes recommendations to the Minister for Heritage of places deemed to have State level cultural heritage significance.
Phillip Griffiths (Chair)
Prof. John Stephens
Dr Brad Pettitt
Dr Sue Graham-Taylor
Development Committee Membership
Proposed major changes to places listed in the State Register require formal consideration and advice by the Heritage Council. The Development Committee provides this advice for large-scale or complex projects, except when a project is particularly sensitive in which case it is dealt with by the full Council.
Anne Arnold (Chair)
Antony Ednie- Brown