Owning a State Registered place means that you are a custodian of a place that is important to the history and development of Western Australia. As part of the registration process, you are provided with a full history of your property and its role in the development of this State.
State Registration can be an important marketing advantage if you operate a business from your property. A number of businesses, particularly in the tourism and hospitality sector, successfully use State Registration as a point-of-difference between themselves and their competitors.
Entry in the State Register also ensures that you have access to a range of services and information provided by the State Heritage Office.
Heritage Officers in the Development and Incentives Branch can provide practical advice and feedback on any proposed changes to your property. Information is also available on maintaining your heritage property.
Private owners are also eligible to apply for grants through the Heritage Council’s Heritage Grants Program, which provides financial assistance to undertake conservation work, such as structural repairs. Grants are available through an annual competitive program.
Assistance is also available through the Heritage Loan Subsidy Scheme, which offers a subsidy on the interest rate on loans for conservation work in particepating local government areas.
Our Grants Administrator can also provide information on a range of incentives provided by Federal, State and local governments, including development bonuses, relaxation of building controls, and relief from taxes and charges.
Further information on incentives and case studies on the value of conserving heritage place can be found in Conservation & Development.