City well preserved

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett at Azelia Ley Museum. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d416490
Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett at Azelia Ley Museum. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d416490

Cockburn will battle it out against seven metropolitan and regional councils for the Outstanding Heritage Practices by a Local Government award.

The award recognises a local government that demonstrates wide-ranging commitment and promotion of cultural heritage and services.

Judges consider whether heritage is protected under the council’s local planning scheme, how applications for heritage developments are assessed and a local government’s heritage vision, among other criteria.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said he was thrilled the City had been nominated for a third straight year.

‘Only eight local government authorities in WA were nominated. Of these Cockburn is the only one in our region so it is a significant achievement,’ he said.

‘Preserving the City’s rich heritage is an important priority for Council and I’m glad this has been recognised.’