In 2019 Guildford Historic Town was added to the State Register of Heritage Places by the Heritage Council of WA (HCWA). This offers the whole of Guildford Townsite protection under the Heritage Act, 2018.
It means that all development applications will be referred to the HCWA for comment prior to determination. It is important therefore that the Local Planning Policy guides the conservation and management of Guildford in accordance with the significance established by HCWA. This will assist future decision making to be closely aligned between the HCWA and the City.
The City has engaged heritage consultants Element Advisory to develop a new Guildford Heritage Area Local Planning Policy. This new policy will replace the current POL-C-106 Local Planning Policy (LPP) for Guildford Conservation Precinct(PDF, 2MB) to reflect the addition of the Town to the State Register of Heritage Places.
The Heritage Council identified that Guildford is highly valued by the local and wider community with several key stakeholder groups specifically recognised for their involvement in the preservation of Guildford’s history and character. The City has invited up to two representatives of these groups to attend a workshop to discuss the new Guildford Heritage Area Local Planning Policy.
The outcomes of this workshop will be recorded and will feed into the development of the Policy, as it progresses towards a draft, to be issued for broader public engagement, later this year.
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