Heritage Practices by a Local Government
City of Wanneroo
The City of Wanneroo is invested in protecting and promoting the heritage and history of Wanneroo, as evidenced by the City’s vision: ‘Inspired by our past, working to create a vibrant, progressive city providing opportunity and investment to enable our growing communities to prosper’.
The City has recently developed a Cultural Plan with a focus on heritage, museums and the arts. Community consultation was a key component in the development of the plan, which identifies five overarching themes: a learning community; a creative community; a cultural community; a community that values its heritage; and management of cultural assets.
The City has a Heritage Services Advisory Group and offers a range of heritage education programs. Education officers and volunteers facilitate programs at Cockman House and Buckingham House, delivering weekly programs to school groups on the history of the Wanneroo area.
The City of Wanneroo recently collaborated with the WA Museum and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to successfully obtain a Conservation Protection Order for the wreck of the Alex T Brown that effectively gives the site State-level protection.