Heritage Listed Places

The Local Government Inventory (formerly known as a Municipal Inventory or a Municipal Heritage Inventory) is a book that refers to buildings and places which have cultural heritage significance. We’re not trying to protect or conserve these places with the inventory, we’re simply capturing stories.The Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 requires all Local Government Authorities to compile a Local Government Inventory, a list of heritage places, within the particular Local Authority district. If you have any questions about developing a place that’s on the inventory or heritage list please contact a Senior Planning Officer on 9364 0235.

The Local Government Inventory contains Information about buildings and places in the City of Melville that are listed as having cultural significance. It  was adopted by Council on 17 June 2014 and minor updates were made in January 2017. We'll do another review of the inventory in a few years, so please drop us a line you have any ideas. You can search heritage places at the State Heritage Office.

Local Government Inventory List

View a summary of the inventory list or view the full list of final place records or individual heritage listed properties below.

Document nameDownloadable files
City of Melville Local Government Inventory 2014PDF - 2.1MB
City of Melville Local Government Inventory 2014 - Final Place RecordsPDF - 8.7MB
Heritage Property - House BictonPDF - 1.0MB
Heritage Property - Point Walter former Army Camp Site including Watch HousePDF - 832.6KB
Heritage Property - Alfred Cove ReservePDF - 915.5KB
Heritage Property - Applecross District HallPDF - 980.5KB
Heritage Property - Applecross Jetty Point Dundas BoardwalkPDF - 2.2MB
Heritage Property - Applecross Primary SchoolPDF - 2.1MB
Heritage Property - Applecross RSL Memorial HallPDF - 913.9KB
Heritage Property - Applecross Senior High SchoolPDF - 1.4MB
Heritage Property - Attadale Reserve and Troy ParkPDF - 2.3MB
Heritage Property - Atwell House Arts CentrePDF - 874.5KB
Heritage Property - Bateman ReservePDF - 2.3MB
Heritage Property - Bicton Foreshore and ReservePDF - 1.2MB
Heritage Property - Blue Gum ReservePDF - 1.6MB
Heritage Property - Booragoon LakePDF - 1.6MB
Heritage Property - Booragoon Scar TreePDF - 682.0KB
Heritage Property - Canning BridgePDF - 1.3MB
Heritage Property - Charabanc Terminus SitePDF - 850.9KB
Heritage Property - Coffee Point Boatyard / Slipway / Wharf SitePDF - 684.4KB
Heritage Property - Corner Shop and HousePDF - 296.6KB
Heritage Property - Deep Water Point Reserve, including Jetty and Sculpture ParkPDF - 583.6KB
Heritage Property - Fremantle Cemetery and HousePDF - 1.6MB
Heritage Property - German Jetty SitePDF - 866.8KB
Heritage Property - Grasmere HomesteadPDF - 1.3MB
Heritage Property - Hammersmith HousePDF - 645.9KB
Heritage Property - HeathcotePDF - 1.9MB
Heritage Property - House, 19 McKimmie Rd, PalmyraPDF - 762.7KB
Heritage Property - House, 25 Hammad St, PalmyraPDF - 670.2KB
Heritage Property - House, 26 Harris St, PalmyraPDF - 389.8KB
Heritage Property - House, 27 Hammad St, PalmyraPDF - 671.9KB
Heritage Property - House, 3 Adrian St, PalmyraPDF - 528.1KB
Heritage Property - House, 32 Zenobia St, PalmyraPDF - 536.7KB
Heritage Property - House, 33 Zenobia Street, PalmyraPDF - 279.8KB
Heritage Property - House, 46 Zenobia St, PalmyraPDF - 422.1KB
Heritage Property - House, 5 Adrian St, PalmyraPDF - 434.4KB
Heritage Property - House, 54 Carrington St PalmyraPDF - 370.5KB
Heritage Property - House, 60 Petra St, PalmyraPDF - 721.7KB
Heritage Property - House, 66 Zenobia Street, PalmyraPDF - 388.1KB
Heritage Property - House, 7 Palin St, PalmyraPDF - 426.0KB
Heritage Property - House, Mckimmie Road, PalmyraPDF - 787.8KB
Heritage Property - Lemon Scented Gum Tree AR10PDF - 515.8KB
Heritage Property - Lemon Scented Gum TreePDF - 512.7KB
Heritage Property - Lemon Scented Gum TreesPDF - 860.7KB
Heritage Property - Memorial DrivePDF - 784.4KB
Heritage Property - Miller Bakehouse Museum and ParkPDF - 734.7KB
Heritage Property - Miller HousePDF - 771.2KB
Heritage Property - Original Melville Roads Board BuildingPDF - 941.7KB
Heritage Property - Palmyra Primary SchoolPDF - 1.2MB
Heritage Property - Pine TreesPDF - 357.8KB
Heritage Property - Piney Lakes ReservePDF - 2.1MB
Heritage Property - Point Walter Reserve, including Point Walter Golf Course and Blackwall Reach ReservePDF - 4.8MB
Heritage Property - Police Houses and Lock UpPDF - 1.7MB
Heritage Property - Quenda WetlandPDF - 1.5MB
Heritage Property - RAAF Aviation Heritage MuseumPDF - 2.0MB
Heritage Property - Raffles HotelPDF - 962.5KB
Heritage Property - Rookwood Street Jetty and ForeshorePDF - 1.5MB
Heritage Property - Santa Maria College Administration Building and ChapelPDF - 1.2MB
Heritage Property - Shop and House, Carrington StPDF - 1.0MB
Heritage Property - Shops and HousesPDF - 546.7KB
Heritage Property - Sir James Mitchell's TreePDF - 353.9KB
Heritage Property - South of Perth Yacht ClubPDF - 1.3MB
Heritage Property - St Geroge's ChurchPDF - 1.3MB
Heritage Property - Swan Estuary Marine ParkPDF - 608.2KB
Heritage Property - Swan River Rowing ClubhousePDF - 514.0KB
Heritage Property - The Cove, former housePDF - 633.6KB
Heritage Property - Wireless Hill Park, Museum, Four Houses, Heritage Trails, Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Eucalyptus TreePDF - 5.1MB
Heritage Property - Workshop Leighton Panel and PaintPDF - 877.4KB


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Local Government Inventory?

A Local Government Inventory (formerly known as a Municipal Inventory or a Municipal Heritage Inventory) is a book that refers to buildings and places which have cultural heritage significance. We’re not trying to protect or conserve these places with the inventory, we’re simply capturing stories.

2. What’s the difference between the Local Government Inventory and the Heritage List?

The Local Government Inventory doesn’t have any legal power. It’s more of a place to put stories than a tool for development control. Ours is about 190 pages of photos and historical info, assessment frameworks and more. There are currently 69 places covered in the inventory (excluding those in the schedule of reserves).

The Heritage List is no more than a simple list of 35 places. Our Heritage List is made up of the best places on the Local Government Inventory, which has 69 places. The Heritage List has a bit more grunt than the inventory. You’ll need a development application for most works on a Heritage Listed place. Owners of listed places are welcome to the full range of development options – substantial modern additions, second stories, even demolition in some circumstances – it’s just a matter of doing them well.

3. What’s Cultural Heritage Significance?

According to the State Heritage Office, cultural heritage significance is “the aesthetic, historic, scientific or social significance a place may have for present and future generations.” In the past we often thought of heritage as old buildings, but these days heritage also covers landscapes, certain trees, sites of historical interest, places of importance to our indigenous communities, parks … any place that helps tell the story of Melville.

4. Why does the City have a Local Government Inventory?

Every local government in Western Australia is required under Section 45 of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 to prepare a list of places of local heritage significance. The Act also requires that the list be updated every 4 years. Beyond that, we’re simply proud of our City, and we’re putting the LGI together because we value the places that help define it.

5. What does it mean when my place is entered into the Local Government Inventory?

As we’ve mentioned, inventories are complied to “tell the stories” of their districts. They don’t have any power to control development.

That means a listing on the Local Government Inventory doesn’t have any implications for owners, who are free to develop their properties in accordance with the normal planning scheme provisions which apply to all properties in the City. As part of the listing process, the history of each place is carefully researched by a heritage expert. You may find out some interesting things about your property if this happens!

6. What if I’d like to see the heritage qualities of my property better respected?

Ask us about putting your property on the Heritage List.The Heritage List is different to the Local Government Inventory. The Heritage List is part of the City’s Local Planning Scheme, which offers more protection to listed properties.

As a general rule you’re still welcome to thoroughly redevelop a place on the Heritage List. You can build a second storey, construct large modern additions, remake the interior, just about anything. All we’re suggesting is that new work be done in a way that respects the heritage qualities of the site or building. We can even put you in touch with people who can help. Only fully informed and consenting owners would have properties on the Heritage List.

7. What about the State Register of Heritage Places?

Just as the listing of a place in the Local Government Inventory recognises the importance of a place to the local district, the listing of a place on the State Register recognises the significance of a place to the whole state of Western Australia. Only places of exceptional value make it to the State Register. Examples here include Heathcote, the Applecross District Hall, Wireless Hill Park and the Miller Bakehouse.

The State Register of Heritage Places is put together by the State Heritage Office. These good people carefully guide the development and even the maintenance of State Registered places. Well-looked after places offer many benefits for owners, including higher property values and the prestige associated with owning buildings of recognised heritage value. It is entirely possible for a place to be listed in the Local Government Inventory, the City’s planning scheme, and on the State Register at the same time.

8. Can a place be listed in the Local Government Inventory or on the Heritage List without the owner’s consent?

No, the City won’t list a place if the owner objects. Having said that, there’s actually no need to fear a listing as there aren’t any formal development restrictions that follow from a simple entry in the Local Government Inventory. A listing may even be the perfect opportunity for an owner to learn more about the history of his or her property, and receive free of charge, expert guidance in its restoration and/or improvement. We’ve adopted an open and transparent approach to the the Local Government Inventory review, consulting with all affected owners.

There are many stages in consultation. Owners of properties proposed for listing are individually consulted. The wider community is also invited to comment and make suggestions. Councillors will examine the issues raised during consultation and make decisions if necessary.

9. Who can nominate a place for listing and what is the process?

Anyone can nominate a place for inclusion on the Local Government Inventory or Heritage List. Nominations will be placed on a list of sites for consideration in the next review in a few years’ time.

Should a place be considered worthy of listing, we’ll contact the owner and seek their consent. We also advertise a draft to the wider community and report to Council at public meetings just to be sure.

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