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State Register of Heritage Places
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The State heritage listed Round House (896), Fremantle, the first permanent building in the Swan River Colony (1830)
Type Heritage register of buildings, structures, gardens, cemeteries, memorials, landscapes and archaeological sites
State Western Australia
Years 1991–present
Compiled by Heritage Council of Western Australia

The State Register of Heritage Places is the heritage register of historic sites in Western Australia deemed significant at the state level by the Heritage Council of Western Australia.

History

In the 1970s, following its establishment of the National Trust of Western Australia, the National Trust created a set of classified properties, and following legislation requiring inventories, Local Government authorities in Western Australia produced a subsequent set of Municipal Inventories, which then resulted in items then being included in the state register. As a result most register records include dates and details from the three different processes. In some cases authorities other than councils had governance over localities such as Redevelopment authorities, and they also provided Heritage Inventories in that stage of the process.

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Portion of the Mitchells Buildings façade being removed for storage

Registration was not always a successful protection. The Mitchells Building on Wellington Street was State heritage listed in 2004 but demolished in 2005, with only the facade preserved at another location.

Listings

Places listed on the register include buildings, structures, gardens, cemeteries, memorials, landscapes and archaeological sites.

Inherit, the online list of heritage places in Western Australia, contains information about cultural heritage places listed in the State Register of Heritage Places as well as local government inventories, other lists, the Australian Government's heritage list, and other non-government lists and surveys.

As of 2020, the State Register of Heritage Places listed 2367 places, also this number includes sub-listings of individual buildings within heritage listed complexes.

Criteria

The Heritage Council use criteria established in September 1991 to determine the cultural heritage significance of each place, as follows:

  1. Aesthetic value
  2. Historic value
  3. Scientific value
  4. Social value
  5. Rarity
  6. Representativeness
  7. Condition
  8. Integrity
  9. Authenticity

Register and available information

Places on the register can be searched by their name, location, local government area or place number.

Place number 00001, the former St Joseph's Convent in Albany details location (142-152 Aberdeen Street), former names (St Joseph's School for Young Ladies), local government area (City of Albany), region (Great Southern), construction date (from 1881 to 1978) and listings. For the St Joseph's Convent, these are State , National Trust and National Estate Register as well as the Municipal Inventory.

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