Fremantle West End Heritage Owners To Be Relieved Of Red Tape

Fremantle West End Heritage Owners To Be Relieved Of Red Tape

Western Australia Minister for Heritage David Templeman

Reducing Red Tape For Fremantle West End Heritage Owners

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  • City of Fremantle given authority by Heritage Council of Western Australia to provide heritage advice on minor heritage works
  • Red tape reduction for heritage buildings in Fremantle’s historic West End
  • New delegations to benefit Fremantle’s West End land owners proposing works for heritage buildings

City of Fremantle will be able to approve minor heritage building works in Fremantle’s West End without needing to refer to the Heritage Council under a new legislative framework.

Heritage Council’s Delegations Framework grants the City of Fremantle authority to assess minor or routine works to heritage buildings, in accordance with Section 11 of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990.

“I am delighted the City of Fremantle will play a key role in safekeeping their local heritage.” Minister for Heritage David Templeman said.

“I believe this delegation will result in the conservation of the historic Fremantle West End for the benefit of all Western Australians.”

New system will provide a more simplified approval process for West End landowners, proposing minor works to their heritage listed properties.

“Our historic West End is a wonderful window into the past and a significant tourism attraction.” Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk said.

“By allowing the City of Fremantle to remove some of the red tape associated with minor building works on heritage buildings, this will make things easier and less cumbersome for local owners and businesses.”

Proposals for moderate to major works to a heritage building will still be referred to the Heritage Council for advice and comment.