All local governments are mandated by the Heritage Act 2018 to create and maintain a Local Heritage Survey (previously known as a "Municipal Heritage Inventory") of places or structure that either presently hold or could potentially acquire local cultural heritage significance. The City's Municipal Heritage Inventory (MHI) was first adopted in 1995 and the latest version in 2018.
Our MHI has now become the "Local Heritage Survey" as directed by the 2018 Act. One of the major changes from the Municipal Heritage Inventory is that the Local Heritage Survey can provide more flexibility to governments to include places of cultural significance, as opposed to just buildings or structures. The definition of "place" can refer to things that are in, on or over land, including for instance, a tree or group of trees or land under water.
Pictured: Point Peron “K” Battery
About the Local Heritage Review
The City is pleased to advise it is reviewing the Local Heritage Survey and Heritage List adopted by Council.
This is an opportunity to share your stories, old photos, and memories of the City of Rockingham.
The Local Heritage Survey documents, records and recognises places of cultural heritage importance to the local community.
It provides the basis for the City’s Heritage List which identifies places of particular importance. The City’s heritage review is being undertaken in accordance with the Guidelines for Local Heritage Surveys 2022 prepared by the Heritage Council of Western Australia.
To inform the review, the City invites you to provide your stories, photos, and feedback on the Local Heritage Survey.
Your recommendations to include other places and sites for inclusion on the Local Heritage Survey are also welcome.
Written submissions are invited and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by no later than 29 February 2024.
Please note that any written submission received in response to this invitation will be placed on the public record and be available for inspection.
Pictured: Founders memorial clock tower