City on the trail of heritage awards

City on the trail of heritage awards

A finalist in outstanding heritage practices by a local government and outstanding interpretation project that enhances a place, the City was recognised for several heritage projects.

The announcement followed the City’s investment of about $56,000 in town centre heritage trails in Bayswater and Maylands, with council voting to release promotional brochures for the Maylands trail and posters for both trails last month.

The Bayswater trail includes 17 heritage landmarks while the Maylands trail, established last year, follows 31 heritage sites across the town centre including Peninsula Tavern, Maylands Station House and the WA Ballet building.

Mayor Sylvan Albert said the trails, initiated by former councillor Sonia Turkington, had been designed to bring to life the areas’ rich history and character.

‘We have spent about $28,000 per trail and it’s money well spent as these kinds of projects preserve our history and gives us a sense of place,’ he said.

‘Both the Maylands and Bayswater town sites have a significant number of heritage sites and we are hoping to increase the visitor numbers to our historical sites. It’s important to have the trails because it helps to preserve and conserve our historical sites for our community and for the future generations.’

The 2014 WA Heritage Awards will be announced next month.