Heritage Practices by a Local Government
City of Bunbury
The City of Bunbury has led the way in demonstrating its commitment to understanding and promoting the rich heritage of the local community.
The City has showcased best practice in the heritage industry through a range of recent projects and practices. Projects include conservation works to the Anzac War Memorial; conservation works and adaptive reuse for the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre; several innovative interpretation projects; the Bunbury Heritage Building Trail and ongoing responses to heritage issues raised by the community.
A collaborative approach with State agencies, owners and the community is key to the City's heritage operations. This has been supported by standard heritage work practices, strategic planning instruments and a Heritage Advisory Committee and heritage advisory service to assist in delivering quality heritage outcomes.
The undertaking of these practices by the City has allowed the unique stories of Bunbury to be told while providing a much needed legacy for future generations.
City of Busselton
The City of Busselton is a leading local government in the conservation and adaptation of heritage places, across all facets of the organisation.
The recent refurbishment of the Former Busselton Railway Station and Old Fire Station, and evolution of the Old Courthouse and other historic buildings into arts, cultural and community facilities stand as testament to the City’s successes.
The City’s Settlement Art project, Wadandi Track development and Old Butter Factory improvements demonstrate a commitment to heritage interpretation and access. Partnerships for the Busselton Jetty, Rotary Heritage Trail and Phoebe Abbey’s House demonstrate the City’s community engagement and partnerships.
Shire of Collie
The Shire of Collie is committed to supporting and promoting conservation and maintenance of its heritage buildings, sites and places of interest.
The Shire practices are comprehensive and include annual reviews of the Municipal Inventory/Heritage List, incentive scheme, free heritage advice, systemic upgrades of Shire heritage buildings, maintenance of these buildings, restoration of Locomotives and Train Wagons, interpretation of significant places and working with over 50 volunteers on the cataloguing and restoration of the Coalfields Museum collection. This work is well supported by the community.