Protecting Canning's heritage and history

Heritage Strategy, Survey and List

The following key documents provide a framework to protect the City's important history and heritage.

  • Heritage Strategy

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 Heritage Survey (former 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 Heritage Surveys (formerly the Municipal Heritage Inventories (MHI). Local Heritage Surveys (LHS) 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 adopted its original MHI/LHS in August 1995 and did a comprehensive review of its MHI/LHS in 2017 and June 2022. The LHS 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 2022 Local Heritage Survey document can be viewed here.

  • Heritage List

The City Heritage List was adopted by Council in June 2022. The Heritage List provides various levels of statutory protection for Management Category 1, 2 and 3 heritage places included in the Local Heritage Survey. 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 2022 Heritage List here.

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