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1 Heritage – a personal view Who am I and how did I get here? (And where am I going?)

2 Who am I? Leigh Barrett Planning Officer (Heritage) City of Bunbury

3 How did I get here? Now thats a little bit harder!

4 Educational Background Bachelor of Arts (UWA) – History Major Graduate Diploma of Business (Secretarial Studies) WACAE Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science (Murdoch University)

5 Employment Background Administration in private, non-government and state government sectors Environmental planning – state government Town planning – state government Town planning and heritage – local government

6 City of Bunbury Heritage Committee 2 local planning policies –Heritage Building Design Guidelines –Design Guidelines for Heritage Area Municipal Inventory and Heritage List Designated Heritage Area Provisions in Town Planning Scheme Regional Heritage Advisor Conservation Plans - unimplemented Tree Street Heritage Area - Committee

7 Tree Street Heritage Area Proposed as designated Heritage Area Community committee Numerous concerns – fear of the unknown City not able to provide clear advice on what the implications were and what wasin it for them.

8 Local Planning Strategy for Heritage and Character In 2006 we asked: –Where are we now? –Where do we want to be? And the Local Planning Strategy for Heritage and Character was born!

9 Local Planning Strategy for Heritage and Character Local Planning Strategy seeks to improve the way the City of Bunbury: –Manages and administers places of heritage value; –Requires landowners to protect heritage values; –Informs educates and assists owners with regard to heritage issues; and –Encourages and rewards landowners for protecting heritage values.

10 Local Planning Strategy for Heritage and Character 7 Local Planning Policies: Development and Assessment: Assessment of Cultural Heritage Significance Heritage Conservation and Development Policy for Heritage Places Heritage Conservation and Development Policy – Stirling Street Heritage Area Development Assessment Process for Heritage Places

11 Local Planning Strategy for Heritage and Character 7 Local Planning Policies Incentives Variation to Local Planning Scheme and Residential Design Codes Application Fees for Planning Approvals for Heritage Places Heritage Rate Concession

12 Local Planning Strategy for Heritage and Character Other components and recommendations Heritage Committee Heritage Advisory Service Heritage Awards Heritage Loan Subsidy Scheme Communication & Education Lead by Example Review Municipal Inventory Review Design Guidelines

13 Local Planning Strategy for Heritage and Character Heritage Council Awards 2008 Finalist – City of Bunbury for outstanding contribution to heritage in Western Australia by an organisation.

14 Where are we now? Draft new guidelines for the East Bunbury Heritage Area Draft new guidelines for Heritage Buildings Reviewed Local Government Inventory and Heritage List about to be advertised

15 Where are we now? Conservation Plans prepared for: Picton Agricultural Hall King Cottage Anzac Park Teede House

16 Where are we now? Works undertaken: Picton Agricultural Hall King Cottage Convent of Mercy (fmr) Paisley Centre

17 Where are we now? And…at last Assessment of Tree Street Heritage Area commenced.

18 Training & Personal Development 2006 HCWA Seminar 2007 HCWA Seminar University of Canberra Summer Schools 2011 Conservation of Traditional Buildings 2012 Cultural Heritage Management

19 Conservation of Traditional Buildings

20 Cultural Heritage Management

21 Where to next? Implemented conservation plans for all City owned places. Street by street survey to expand Local Government Inventory. Information and explanatory brochures. City-wide interpretation strategy. Increased knowledge and understanding within Council, the City and the community.

22 Where to next for me? Deakin University Masters of Cultural Heritage…maybe!

23 Questions? Thank you.


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