Projects that demonstrate best practice in heritage conservation, adaptation or interpretation.
Conserving heritage places often sees the use of innovation in the methods used and the materials installed. This can be due to changes in manufacturing, the historic use of what are now known to be hazardous materials, or issues due to a building’s age or location, such as a build up of salts or moisture in stone or brick masonry. In some cases, the knowledge of what materials have been used, or why a place has been constructed the way it has, is lost over time resulting in difficulty knowing where to start.
Although our heritage places are unique, some of the issues encountered by heritage custodians in conserving them are shared, as buildings can have similar construction methods or materials, and face the same ‘old age’ issues, regardless of construction type or location. Together with the Department of Planning, lands and Heritage, the Heritage Council has compiled a number of case studies that showcase innovative approaches to solving common problems, giving detail of the technical solutions employed.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
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