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The rich history of the City of Bayswater is embedded in the fabric of the City's many heritage buildings and places. The City's vision is for these buildings and places to be protected, enhanced and celebrated. The City and has a long history of conserving and promoting its local heritage and is committed to continuing this into the future to ensure that our history is preserved for generations to come.

The City of Bayswater Strategic Community Plan 2013-23, The City of Bayswater Local Housing Strategy 2012, and the City of Bayswater Town Planning Scheme No. 24 all provide for the conservation and restoration of heritage places. The City works to achieve its vision for heritage by implementing a wide range of heritage projects and initiatives across various departments within the organisation, and by working with the community, businesses and other stakeholders to facilitate excellent heritage outcomes.  

 Tranby House  Peninsula Hotel

Recent heritage related practices and initiatives and undertaken by the City include the following examples:

• The establishment of a Heritage Advisory Committee to consider strategic heritage matters.
• The protection of heritage places under the City's Town Planning Scheme No. 24 and maintenance of a Heritage List of places that are deemed significant and worthy of retention.
• Partnerships with the community and businesses, including lease agreements to conserve, enhance and celebrate the City's heritage places.
• The waiving of planning and building application fees for heritage places.
• The allocation of considerable sums of money in the City's annual budget over a number of years for a range of heritage projects and initiatives including (but not limited to) grants for conservation works, heritage trails, interpretive installations and major projects such as the purchase of the heritage-listed Senses Building.
• The Maylands Activity Centre Urban Design Framework and subsequent scheme provisions which contribute to the protection of local heritage and character.
• The implementation of the Aviation Commemorative Park.
• The implementation Bayswater and Maylands Town Centre Heritage Trails.
• The re-adaptation of the Peninsula Hotel (Dome), the Senses Building (WA Ballet), Maylands Hall and the former Maylands Police Station.
Character Protection Areas that ensure new development is sympathetic to the local historic character of the area.

Heritage Awards   The City of Bayswater has been listed as a finalist in the 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards in recognition of its committed and proactive approach to the protection and enhancement of its local heritage.

- Municipal Heritage Inventory & Scheme List
- Heritage Incentives
- Heritage Trails
- Local Landmarks
- Aviation Commemorative Park
- Character Protection Areas

City of Bayswater Heritage Information Sheet

The purpose of this information sheet is to provide an overview of the City of Bayswater’s 2006 Municipal Heritage Inventory and address some frequently asked questions regarding local heritage. Click here to access the Heritage Information Sheet.

Burra Charter

The Australia (ICOMOS) Charter for the conservation of places of cultural heritage significance outlines the main principles and practices that guide the conservation of heritage places and has been generally accepted as the standard for heritage practitioners in Australia. A copy of the Burra Charter, as well as further information, is available on the Australia ICOMOS website at www.aicomos.com.  


To learn more about the City of Bayswater's heritage places, policies and programs, or to discuss the significance of your property, please contact the City’s Planning Services Section on (08) 9272 0622 for further information.

Useful links

- State Heritage Office WA
- Bayswater Historical Society Inc
- Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

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