If your property is included in the City Planning Scheme Register of Places of Cultural Heritage Significance, you will need planning approval prior to undertaking works.

All works involving changes to places included in the City Planning Scheme Register of Places of Cultural Heritage Significance, including places within conservation areas, requires planning approval prior to progressing. This includes all internal and external works.

To ensure that such work respects and enhances the City's cultural heritage the Council has adopted Policy 4.6 - Signs (Section 11) and  Policy 4.10 - Heritage. The Policies set out the Council’s requirements for development affecting all heritage places and places within conservation areas. Specific planning policies apply to conservation areas (see below). When owning a heritage property development is guided by these policies along with any other relevant policies.

If proposed work includes major changes to a heritage listed building then it is likely that a heritage consultant will be required to provide specific advice on your proposal, and to prepare a Heritage Image Statement.

If you are considering undertaking works to a heritage place you may wish to view our Heritage Grants and Rate Concession page to find out if you are eligible to apply for a Heritage Grant, Transfer or Bonus Plot Ratio, or a Heritage Loan Subsidy.

For more information on the planning process and requirements, including how to make an application, go to the Planning and Development section. For specific heritage advice please contact the City’s Heritage Team using our ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM.

If your property is included in the State Register of Heritage Places go to http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au/conservation-and-development for more information.

Conservation Area Planning Policies:

King Street Conservation Area Design Guidelines

William Street Conservation Area Design Guidelines

Related Links:

State Heritage Office's Online Directory of Heritage Services

State Heritage Office’s Guide to preparing a Heritage Impact Statement 

State Heritage Office’s Guide to preparing an Archival Record