Iconic city landmarks claim their place in the State history pages
Saturday 16 May 2020
Heritage Minister David Templeman has announced the inclusion of East Perth Cemeteries and St Georges Terrace Commercial Group, on the State Register of Heritage Places.
Heritage Minister David Templeman has announced the inclusion of East Perth Cemeteries and St Georges Terrace Commercial Group, including Newspaper house, on the State Register of Heritage Places.
Situated within a kilometre of each other at opposite ends of Perth’s central business district, the historic landmarks represent tangible reminders of the city’s social, cultural and commercial history.
The recognition of these two very different, but both highly valued heritage places, highlight the depth and richness of heritage assets within the heart of Perth.
The cemeteries offer a unique and poignant insight into the early years of European settlement and the people who were instrumental in shaping this chapter of Western Australian history.
The St Georges Terrace Commercial Group is recognised for its cultural significance, heritage values and the aesthetic of the buildings that characterise early to mid-twentieth century design.
These buildings are part of the Brookfield Place redevelopment completed between 2008 and 2012, that showcase what can be achieved with sensitive adaptive reuse of heritage buildings.
Read the media statement.