Heritage Incentives

Application fees for Planning Approvals

Planning applications are required for development of a place on the LGHI (Local Government Heritage Inventory), Heritage List or in the Heritage Area. Planning fees are waived for applications that are required only because of the heritage implications.

Heritage Rate Concession

Some conservation works to places on the heritage list or in the heritage area are eligible for a heritage rate concession of up to $1,000 per annum.

Eligible works include:

  • Preservation, restoration and reconstruction to the interior and/or exterior of a place;
  • Conjectural reconstruction of elements where original details have been previously removed;
  • Works to protect significant fabric from deterioration and/or damage;
  • External painting (but not to surfaces which were originally unpainted – e.g. brickwork).

Heritage Advisory Service

Owners, developers and prospective purchasers can obtain advice and guidance on proposed development and conservation of heritage places from the City’s Planning Officer (Heritage) or the Regional Heritage Advisor.

Heritage Awards

Heritage is important in understanding the story of our local community – our history, identity and diversity.

The City of Bunbury Heritage Awards aims to raise awareness of the importance of the City’s unique heritage and to acknowledge and encourage excellence in conservation of heritage places and sites.
Under the Heritage Award Guidelines, the Bunbury community is invited to nominate a recent initiative, project or individual that champions the City’s heritage.

The 2022 Heritage Awards nomination period ends Friday 25 February 2022.

Find the Heritage Awards 2022 Guidelines here​.

Find the Hertage Awards 2022 Nomination form here. 

If you require further information please contact Ms Lacey Brown on (08) 9792 7074 or lbrown@bunbury.wa.gov.au