Duke Street cul­tural her­itage pro­tected

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western opinion -

THE City of Subiaco has voted to de­clare Duke Street a con­ser­va­tion area wor­thy of spe­cial plan­ning con­trol to pro­tect its cul­tural her­itage.

Coun­cil­lor Scott Ar­buckle pre­sented a pe­ti­tion to the coun­cil signed by 26 Duke Street res­i­dents in favour of the scheme area dec­la­ra­tion and said the pro­posal had “al­most com­plete sup­port” from 90 per cent of the street.

“The weight of the num­bers speaks to us here; we are sim­ply talk­ing about pre­serv­ing her­itage that is clearly val­ued by the peo­ple in this com­mu­nity,” Cr Ar­buckle said.

Cr Lyn­ley Hewett said she was con­cerned res­i­dents would not have a right to ap­peal,

“They have done a thump­ing good job of look­ing af­ter the her­itage up un­til this point,” Cr Hewett said.

How­ever, Cr Julie Mathe­son said res­i­dents could ap­peal the de­ci­sion at the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal.

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