In response to the requirements of the Heritage Act 2018, the Shire of Three Springs has engaged a heritage consultant to undertake a review of the 1996 Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places.
Laura Gray, a consultant experienced in heritage in the regions, was engaged to undertake the review. Community consultation was an important part of the review because it is about your heritage.
Heritage is understood as that which we value, although for this project, we are considering place built places and sites of cultural significance.
The review updates the original 1996 inventory and prepares the 2022 heritage inventory to form a Local Heritage Survey, as the inventories are now known. The Local Heritage Survey includes the 1996 places and any other places that members of the community consider of heritage value.
There are guidelines for the assessment of heritage value, that the consultant will reference, as determined by the State Planning Policy 3.5 and The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s Criteria for the assessment of local heritage places and areas for the purpose of compiling Local Heritage Surveys. The guidelines and assessment criteria provide a baseline so that all heritage places in Western Australia are assessed at the same level.
Places considered for the Heritage List are split into categories of significance. Category 1 places are those which are considered to have exceptional cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Three Springs and the State of Western Australia, with all development applications to be referred to the Heritage Council before any works commence. Any places proposed for the Heritage List that are considered Category 2 places, will have protection and recognition through the Shire of Three Springs’s Local Planning Scheme and will require a development application to be submitted prior to any works being undertaken. Category 3 and 4 places have no constraints on development however minor requirements may apply if a planning application is submitted.
Members of the public, including landowners and community interest groups, are invited to review the draft LHS and provide comments to assist in informing the final LHS which will be presented at the 22 June 2022 Council meeting.
Your contribution to the process is an opportunity to be further informed, involved and play a role in the future of the heritage of Three Springs.
Submissions Close Friday, 20 May 2022 at 4 pm