Places are selected for inclusion on the Local Government Inventory based on their cultural heritage significance, which includes aesthetic, historic, scientific or social value. These values have been defined by the Heritage Council of Western Australia.
The places that are currently included on the Local Government Inventory were identified for inclusion either in the original 1998 Local Government Inventory (then referred to as the Municipal Inventory), or in subsequent reviews undertaken in 2004 and 2011.
Some of these places were nominated by members of the community or community groups, and others were identified by heritage consultants engaged by the City of Cockburn.
Anyone can nominate a heritage place for inclusion on the Local Government Inventory and/or Heritage List.
The City will consider any nominations for new heritage places against the Heritage Council of WA criteria.
Nominations for Significant Trees will be assessed against the City's criteria for Significant Trees.
In some cases the City may engage a Heritage Consultant or historian to review nominations to determine whether they meet the criteria, and to undertake further historical research if required. Council makes the final decision on whether a place or tree is to be included on the Local Government Inventory.
If you have nominated a place or a tree for inclusion on the inventory and heritage register, you will be advised when the matter will be considered by.
The City’s Local Planning Policy – Heritage Conservation Design Guidelines - provides guidance and information on the development of heritage places.
The Heritage Conservation Design Guidelines set out the development control principles for places on the Heritage List, outline the state planning context for heritage places and provide improved certainty to landowners and the community about the development control principles for heritage conservation and protection.
The State Cultural Heritage Due Diligence Guidelines assist prospective developers in assessing the risk that proposed development may have on impacting Aboriginal heritage values and whether or not they need to obtain consent under the Aboriginal Heritage Act.
The City has adopted a Local Planning Policy to ensure that development within the Naval Base Holiday Park Heritage Area respects the heritage significance of the area.
The City of Cockburn has now included the former WWII Army Camp in Bibra Lake on the Local Government Inventory and Heritage List.
Please contact Strategic Planning for more information about the Local Government Inventory and Heritage List on 08 9411 3444.