Azalia Ley, Coogee Hotel in Cockburn up for WA Heritage Awards


Diane Stewart, president of the Historical Society of Cockburn president). The Historical Society maintains the Azelia Ley homestead and runs events throughout the year to promote the site.
Diane Stewart, president of the Historical Society of Cockburn president). The Historical Society maintains the Azelia Ley homestead and runs events throughout the year to promote the site.

TWO historical projects in Cockburn have been nominated for the 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards, to be announced later this month.

The Azelia Ley Museum complex in Hamilton Hill is up for the Interpretation Project award.

Built in the 1800s, the buildings house furniture, costumes and archaeology from that era.

It was nominated for the work volunteers have done engaging with the community, building and conserving exhibits and the heritage events run throughout the year.

The former Coogee Hotel and Post Office on Cockburn Road is up for the Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place award.

The site was recently restored by the State Government ahead of sale by Main Roads.

All non-original additions were demolished to retain the heritage integrity of the buildings.

It is up against nine other finalists for the award, including five from Fremantle.

Winners will be announced on May 26 at the former Royal WA Institute of the Blind in Maylands, now home to the WA Ballet.