Two reports on Maylands Brickworks due to be submitted to council this month


Maylands Brickworks site. Picture: Kristie Lim
Maylands Brickworks site. Picture: Kristie Lim

TWO reports on the Maylands Brickworks reactivation project’s community engagement will be submitted to the City of Bayswater later this month.

The City-owned and managed brickworks was established in 1927 and included one of only a handful of remaining Hoffman kilns in Australia.

It has been vacant since 1984.

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage steered the consultation period with several drop-in sessions, mail drop-off and an online survey, where residents were invited to comment on four proposed concepts.

The proposed concepts include using the Brickworks for mixed residential, plus a new residential area alongside the east side, or residential on the southern carpark site, a golf course clubhouse and using the Brickworks for recreation, with residential on the southern carpark or without new residential.

A Department spokesman said the City would consider the next course of action regarding the site.

“An independently audited report on the results of the February-March community engagement was prepared by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on behalf of the City of Bayswater,” he said.

“The report has been supplemented with further analysis, including the repair and maintenance requirements of the heritage buildings, refining reactivation concepts in response to community feedback, and assessing the financial feasibility of various options.

“Both documents will be submitted to the City of Bayswater later this month.”

Meanwhile, Maylands resident Warren Lance submitted a petition with more than 338 against all proposed concepts to the council at the June 12 committee meeting.

Councillor Brent Fleeton, who chaired the planning committee meeting, said the project was sill in the consultation phase and no decision was made.

For more information, visit http://www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/heritage-works/maylands-brickworks-reactivation