Heritage discussion: Bassendean

COUNCILLOR Gerry Pule will represent the Town of Bassendean at an upcoming State Heritage Council meeting.

A date has yet to be set for the meeting, at which the council will consider the permanent registration of the Bassendean Fire Station on the State Register of Heritage Places.

Cr Pule was nominated to attend by his fellow councillors at the September 22 council meeting.

The Town is investigating the potential of buying the site to turn the building into a restaurant and museum.

Community members are campaigning to have the building re-opened as an operating volunteer fire station.

Former volunteers had a win recently when the Department of Fire and Emergency Services confirmed a plaque that was removed when it was closed in 2013 would be returned once the building is in use.

The plaque, which was fixed to the front exterior wall of the building in 1934, was relocated to the Kiara station in 2014.