Many will claim that Perth has virtually no heritage buildings left in the city, suggesting most of the older buildings were demolished in the 1960’s and 70’s to make way for the ‘concrete giants’ which now dominate the city skyline. Whilst it is true many of our older buildings have gone, there are still plenty left. One of the key objectives of Heritage Perth is to engage the public and raising awareness of Perth’s historic sites, showing how important heritage is as a community asset.
To demonstrate that Perth’s heritage places can find a role in today’s community, without losing either significance or historic value, Heritage Perth has developed a range of exciting projects to help people enjoy the heritage of Perth and raise awareness of the city’s historic sites, actively promoting them as a community asset.
Read more about our projects here.
Heritage Perth has made a huge impact on the way people perceive the value of Perth’s superb treasury of heritage places. Through its innovative projects and media profile, Heritage Perth has significantly increased public awareness of the importance of heritage. This rise in awareness is demonstrated by the significant increase in enquiries the City of Perth receives for its various heritage incentives, and the number of people attending heritage guided walks, talks, etc.
Heritage Perth operates exclusively within the boundaries of the City of Perth.
View a boundary map here.
Photos: Top – McNess Royal Arcade, Barrack