City looking for lost history
CITY of Cockburn is calling for hidden historic gems to be put forward for consideration in its local government inventory (LGI) and heritage list.
Recent additions to the list include a World War II army camp in Bibra Lake and the Munster wall and ruins, significant for their association with Cockburn’s market garden history.
Acting planning and development services director Andrew Trosic said the compilation of the first local government inventory in 1998 identified the majority of places of heritage significance in Cockburn, although he was sure there were more to be added.
“The City’s annual update of the LGI includes a call for nominations of new places from the community as there is always the possibility that there are heritage places that have not yet been identified,” he said.
“This may be because they have been modified or because they are not visible to the public.” Nominations close February 11. For more information visit www. cockburn.wa.gov.au/heritage.
City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett at the Munster wall and ruins.