Feedback sought on 50 Dyson Street Kensington

News Update 19 October 2021

We are seeking community feedback on an application from property owners to reclassify the church and hall at 50 Dyson Street Kensington from category B (considerable significance) to category D (little significance) on the Local Heritage Inventory. The site includes the Memorial Church of St Martin in the Field and Durbridge Hall.

Sites classified as category A or B on the City's Local Heritage Inventory are included on the Heritage List. The reclassification that would see the place removed from the City's Heritage List. 

A heritage assessment was prepared by Griffiths Architects and a structural report by Quoin Consulting, both of which were submitted by the applicant with the reclassification request. The City subsequently engaged Hocking Heritage and Architecture to review these reports and provide a report with comments.

Properties on the Heritage List are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2005 from being demolished, altered or modified unless approval has been granted by the City.

In response to the application made by the property owner, the City is seeking feedback from nearby property owners, residents and the wider City of South Perth community about the requested reclassification. The feedback along with the heritage reports and structure report will be considered as part of a report that will be presented to Council for their consideration and decision making.

Information about the heritage classification of 50 Dyson Street Kensington and other FAQs can be found at Your Say South Perth

Feedback closes at 4pm, Wednesday 10 November 2021.

How to provide feedback

  • Complete the online feedback form
  • Attend the drop-in session anytime between 4.30 and 6pm onsite at 50 Dyson Street on Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Contact the City on 9474 0777 or email link) to speak to the project team. Appointments are available face-to-face, by phone or online.
  • Complete a printed survey available from the City's Civic Centre and South Perth and Manning libraries.

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