The following key documents provide a framework to protect the City's important history and heritage.
The Heritage Strategy provides a framework for the heritage management in the City. The City’s heritage is an important asset as it contributes to the richness of the environment; it provides a link to the past allowing us to understand the history of where we have come from; and engenders a sense of place, identity and belonging. To ensure this asset is not lost, it is essential that the City has a clear and robust heritage management framework, which provides clarity on its commitment and approach to the conservation of its heritage.
Read the City of Canning Heritage Strategy here.
Local Government Survey (Municipal Heritage Inventory)
In accordance with the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990, local governments compile and maintain inventories of places with cultural heritage significance, now known as Local Government Surveys (formerly the Municipal Heritage Inventories). Local Government Surveys record information for the places of heritage significance, serve as a source of information for the community and inform the local government’s decision making.
The City of Canning adopted its original Municipal Heritage Inventory (MHI) in August 1995. The City undertook a comprehensive review of its MHI between 2015 and 2017, which resulted in the City’s updated MHI adopted by Council on 17 October 2017. The MHI contains Place Record Forms for each place of heritage significance. The Place Record Forms provide information on the places’ physical and historical significance as well as recommendations on future management of the sites and buildings.The Local Government Survey is undergoing review in 2022.
The 2017 MHI document can be viewed here.
The City of Canning Heritage List was adopted by Council in September 2018, and is undergoing revision in 2022. The Heritage List provides various levels of statutory protection for Management Category 1, 2 and 3 heritage places included in the Municipal Heritage Inventory. If a place is included on the Heritage List, a development application must be submitted to the City prior to a building permit application or demolition application for any works to the heritage place.
The Heritage List is established under clause 8 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2 (Deemed Provisions).
View the Heritage List here.