Working to maintain municipal infrastructure to increase the amenity of the area, the City of Canning has commissioned site and accessibility improvements to the heritage-listed Woodloes Homestead.
Owned by the City of Canning, Woodloes Homestead is one of the earliest homesteads in the Canning area and remains one of the only intact examples of an architecturally-designed Victorian Georgian residence in Western Australia.
Housing the Woodloes Homestead, Woodloes Church and various outbuildings, the site provides a venue for the Canning Districts Historical Society to operate a historical museum.
Currently a Management Order is being finalised for vestment on the adjoining vacant site, owned by the State. This site is vacant with only an area of existing semi-hardstand used for temporary car parking.
The City of Canning has commissioned architects with heritage expertise to design and deliver the following projects:
- Universal access improvements to and around the Woodloes Homestead and associated buildings;
- Construction of a new toilet facility with universally accessible amenities to service the Woodloes Homestead and the ‘Church with a Chimney’;
- Upgrade of the existing hardstand area to provide formal parking which services the Woodloes Homestead and the ‘Church with a Chimney’.
Due for completion early this year, the project will cost approximately $300,000.
Woodloes Proposed Site Plan
Woodloes Church with a Chimney