City of Swan to seek comment from Guildford residents on inclusion of town on State Register of Heritage Places

Historic Guildford.
Historic Guildford.

CITY of Swan wants to hear from Guildford residents on the inclusion of the Guildford historic town on the State Register of Heritage Places.

Mayor David Lucas said as the listing could have an impact on local residents and ratepayers, so the City wanted to hear what they thought about the proposal.

“The entry of a place in the State Register acknowledges its importance to Western Australia and enables the Heritage Council to be included in discussions about maintaining its cultural heritage values,” he said.

“However, we want to make sure that the people of Guildford support the move and are able to address any concerns they may have, before moving forward with the proposal.”

Owners and tenants of property in Guildford will soon receive a letter from the City explaining the nomination process, along with a survey to be filled out and sent back via a reply-paid envelope.

Feedback must be received by December 19.

A public drop-in session will also be held at the Guildford Mechanics’ Hall on December 7.

Staff from the City and representatives from the State Heritage Office will be there from 3pm to 8pm to answer questions.

Midland/Guildford ward councillor Claire Scanlan said results from the survey would be presented to the council and published on the City’s website early next year.

“Once the community’s feedback has been collated, a report will be prepared for Council,” she said.

“If council decides to formally nominate the Guildford Historic Town for inclusion, the application will then be sent to the State Heritage Council to assess and make a final decision.”

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