Heritage

The Local Heritage Survey (formerly known as the Local Government Inventory, Municipal Inventory or a Municipal Heritage Inventory) is a document that refers to buildings and places which have cultural heritage significance. 

Every local government in Western Australia is required under Heritage of Western Australia 2018 to have a Local Heritage Survey, which must be reviewed periodically. 

The City of Busselton is currently reviewing the Local Heritage Survey 2013 (formerly Municipal Heritage Inventory). The community are invited to submit an application for site consideration, applications open 4 March 2024. For more information or to submit a site application, head to the City’s Your Say platform

The City’s Current Heritage List (2014), is part of the City’s Local Planning Scheme and comprises the best places on the Local Heritage Survey.

Development Approval is required for the demolition and/or development of all properties identified on the Heritage List.

For these properties, the City will work together with property owners and developers to ensure the best outcome for everyone. Development will be assessed in accordance with Local Planning Policy 4.3 – Heritage Conservation.

Please note that there are no formal development restrictions for properties on the Local Heritage Survey that are not included on the Heritage List. Owners are free to develop their properties in accordance with normal planning scheme provisions which apply to all properties in the City.

Places of high cultural significance may also be included on the State Heritage Register. To find out more information visit Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage – State Register or search the State Register of Heritage Places

For all enquiries please call Statutory Planning on 08 9781 0444.

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