Re­prieve for old build­ing

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

AN old dwelling in Suc­cess is set to be added to Cock­burn’s Lo­cal Govern­ment In­ven­tory (LGI), de­spite plans for it to be knocked down.

Th­ese days the Ham­mond Road Cot­tage is used as a sales of­fice for the grow­ing Lake­side Suc­cess de­vel­op­ment.

The old­est land ti­tle avail­able re­veals the land had been owned by Wil­liam Henry Barfield and his son.

It has changed hands a few times since then, with the Jandakot Car­a­van Park clos­ing in 2013.

Matched against her­itage cri­te­ria, the build­ing was not con­sid­ered any­thing spe­cial.

The only orig­i­nal in­ter­nal fea­tures are the tim­ber-lined ceil­ing and some wide floor­boards which re­main in some parts of the build­ing.

De­spite this, a City of­fi­cer sug­gested it be added as Man­age­ment Cat­e­gory C item.

“It is con­sid­ered that the place has some her­itage sig­nif­i­cance, specif­i­cally demon­strat­ing some his­toric and rar­ity value given that it is one of the re­main­ing pre-1950s farm dwellings in the lo­cal­ity,” the of­fi­cer said in a re­port to coun­cil­lors.

Lake­side Suc­cess de­vel­op­ers in­tend to de­mol­ish the build­ing for pub­lic open space and a drainage sump, as per an adopted struc­ture plan. A large oak tree will be re­tained. If it is added to Cock­burn’s LGI, coun­cil will call on the de­vel­oper to pre­pare an archival record and in­stall some sort of art rep­re­sent­ing the his­tory of the site.

Lake­side Suc­cess pro­ject man­ager Alex Noble said they would work an in­ter­pre­tive piece into the land­scap­ing that will take place.

Pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion will take place for three weeks be­fore a fi­nal call on its ad­di­tion to the LGI is made.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d449711

Ham­mond Road Cot­tage in Suc­cess is set to be added to Cock­burn’s Lo­cal Govern­ment In­ven­tory.

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