Heritage

Government to destroy ice-age artefacts forever with Roe 8

Ice-age Aboriginal artefacts older than the pyramids are likely be destroyed as a result of a highly flawed assessment by the Barnett Government of a registered site in the Beeliar Wetlands, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says.

“Probing by the Greens has revealed that there is an Aboriginal heritage site on the northern banks of Bibra Lake that has previously been found  to contain more than 2000 quartz, fossiliferous chert, clay and glass artefacts and is likely to contain more artefacts below the surface,” Ms MacLaren said. Read more »

Heritage council heritate grants program open

Applications for the 2014-15 Heritage Council Heritage Grants are open. The program is entering its 18th year in operation and is a highly valued State Government initiative. The program offers support to private owners of State Heritage Listed places, these funds are invaluable in aiding important conservation works which ensure our state’s history is preserved for generations to come. Read more »

Heritage - Cowle St, West Perth: Questions

1012. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Heritage: Read more »

State heritage listed places: Questions

STATE HERITAGE–LISTED PLACES
1052. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Heritage:
(1) How many state heritage–listed places currently exist in Western Australia?
(2) How many owners of state heritage–listed places applied for state funding under the heritage grants program 2013–14? Read more »

Local Government - Forced amalgamations

Motion
HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [11.24 am] — without notice: I move —
That the Council calls upon the Barnett government to —
(a) acknowledge the outpouring of community concern regarding the government’s process for forced local government amalgamations;
(b) not proceed with removing the Dadour amendment from the Local Government Act 1995; Read more »

Greens plan to make ‘demolition by neglect’ an offence with fines of up to $1M

Owners of heritage buildings who neglect their properties to hasten demolition will be liable to fines of up to $1 million as part of a package of heritage initiatives to be released by the Greens.

The initiatives are designed to protect the state’s heritage listed properties by outlawing the practice of demolition by neglect and requiring conservation management plans for all places on the State Heritage Register. Read more »

Review of the Heritage Act

As heritage, and particularly the Guildford Hotel, features in the news today, it is timely to look back at a review of the Heritage Act 1990. Much has been promised for heritage in Western Australia during the last four years but little has been delivered.

Attached below are my two submissions to the review of the Act. Read more »

Heritage - Greens (WA) Policy 2012

Heritage is the environment, objects and places that we inherit from the past and pass on to future generations.  It is inseparable from Culture as a way of understanding and living in the world (see also The Greens (WA) Arts and Culture policy). Read more »

Perth Infrastructure Projects — Conservation And Heritage Strategies

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Tuesday, 6 November 2012] p7849b-7849b Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton
 Perth Infrastructure Projects — Conservation And Heritage Strategies
6149. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Planning Read more »

Waterfront, City Link And Riverside Projects

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Wednesday, 19 September 2012] p6102b-6102b Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

Waterfront, City Link And Riverside Projects

680. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Heritage:
(1) How much did the conservation plans and heritage interpretation strategies cost in relation to the following projects — Read more »