Consideration of North West Stock Route on State Register of Heritage Places

Published on Monday, 23 May 2022 at 10:54:46 AM

The Heritage Council of Western Australia (HCWA) has approached the Shire of Dandaragan to make comment on the proposed recommendation to include the North West Stock Route in the State Register of Heritage Places.
The North West Stock Route traverses sites and features from Perth to Geraldton and a portion of the Stock Route enters through the Shire of Dandaragan (see maps in link below).
Private landholders who may be affected by this proposal have been contacted directly by the HCWA, however, the Shire believes that this recommendation will be of interest to the broader local community. We encourage you all to read through the information in the link below and make comments in the HCWA’s survey.
What is the heritage significance of North West Stock Route? The North West Stock Route follows much of the original 1850s Old North Road from Perth to Geraldton. Defined by survey in 1889, it extends from Star Swamp in North Beach to Allanooka Swamp, 54km south east of Geraldton. Several features along the former stock route, such as wells, homesteads, natural water bodies, resting points, bridges and crossing points are also included in the proposed State heritage listing.
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has developed an information sheet to answer some commonly asked questions.
The State Register of Heritage Places is a statutory list of places that represent the story of Western Australia’s history and development. Entry in the Register is reserved for places that the Heritage Council has assessed as being of State cultural heritage significance. The Register’s primary focus is on places dating from and after European contact and Colonial settlement and includes places to which both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians retain a connection. The Register acknowledges the value and importance of a place and helps promote its conservation into the future. At present, there are 1,376 places in the State Register.
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