Parry Street Precinct conservation works

Essential conservation works to early 20th century dwellings within Perth’s Parry Street Heritage Precinct.

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has an agreement with the Department of Communities to procure and contract manage conservation works to seven vacant heritage cottages on Parry Street, Perth. 

The brick and iron Federation style buildings date back to the early 20th century and are part of the Parry Street (Heritage) Precinct, located in the east end of the Perth CBD.

The precinct is recognised on the State Register of Heritage Places for its cultural significance as a rare example of a relatively intact streetscape of late nineteenth century and early to mid-twentieth century buildings. The area reflects the expansion of residential development on the city fringes, driven by the population boom that was generated by the 1890’s gold rush.

Each of the vacant properties will undergo a range of priority, essential works as identified within their conservation management strategies. 


What does the conservation project involve?

The scope of building works will vary from house to house, but will generally include:

•    Urgent structural work, including repairs to verandahs  
•    Reinstatement of missing and deteriorated brickwork, raking out and repointing 
•    Refurbishment of doors, windows, floors and ceilings
•    Removal of termite-damaged timber framing and reinstatement of new framing and cladding
•    Fire separation to party walls and new hydraulic and electrical services

It is anticipated that the conservation works will be completed in the final quarter of 2021.


How much will the project cost?

The project has received funding of $1.3 million as part of the WA Recovery economic stimulus program. 

What are the benefits of these conservation works?

It is important to preserve the heritage aspects of these buildings as they are an integral part of the Parry Street Heritage precinct and contribute to the character and heritage value of the area.

The conservation works will enhance the overall streetscape and boost community safety by reducing opportunities for anti-social behaviour, vandalism, and other undesirable activities in the vicinity.

The project will stimulate the economy by creating local employment and contracting opportunities.

How can I find out more?

For enquiries about the conservation works, you can get in touch with the project team on 6551 4131 or email  

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