PERTH Racing’s headquarters in Ascot is being looked at for heritage protection by Belmont City Council.
Lee Steere House, across the road from the main gates of Ascot Racecourse, opened as premises for Racing and Wagering WA in 1986.
The suggestion at last week’s council meeting sparked an interesting debate among Belmont councillors, with Councillor Robert Rossi pointing out the building was only just 30 years old.
Cr George Sekulla said the building was historically significant in its function, rather than its age.
He said it was important to acknowledge the relationship between Lee Steere House and the racecourse.
His request that the building be included in the next review of the council’s Municipal Heritage Inventory was ticked off by all councillors.