The Town of Cottesloe contains many properties and places recognised as having cultural heritage significance.  

These places may be recognised in one or more of the following:  

State Register of Heritage Places

The State Register of Heritage Places is a statutory list of places identified by the Heritage Council of WA to have cultural heritage significance for Western Australia. 

The State Register is maintained under the Heritage Act 2018 and approval of the Heritage Council of WA is required for the development of State Registered places. 

27 properties in the Town are entered on the State Register of Heritage Places. 

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The Heritage Council of WA’s State Heritage Grants program offers financial assistance to private owners of State Registered places to undertake conservation works, or develop conservation management plans or strategies.  

Further information is available on the Heritage Council of WA’s website here

Heritage List 

The Town’s Heritage List identifies properties with cultural heritage significance that are considered worthy of protection under the Local Planning Scheme.   

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Places on the Heritage List require development approval from the Town for most development works. As part of an application for development approval, a Heritage Impact Statement may be required. 

Information on Heritage Impact Statements

Local Heritage Survey (formerly known as Municipal Inventory)  

The Town’s Local Heritage Survey (previously called a Municipal Inventory) is a record of places of local heritage significance within the Town.  The Local Heritage Survey by itself offers no legal protection of these places and does not affect future development.

The LHS assists the Town in:

  • providing a cultural and historic record of the district, and
  • preparing its Heritage List under the Local Planning Scheme.

View Local Heritage Survey