Guildford added to State Heritage Register

Guildford al fresco style

In July 2019, the town of Guildford was included in the State Register of Heritage Places, the first to be registered under the new Heritage Act 2018.

Nominated by the City of Swan, it was preceded by extensive engagement with local people, including the Indigenous Whadjuk Working Party.

Guildford’s inclusion in the Register recognises the town as an important historic destination, largely unchanged from early European settlement in 1829. Historic buildings illustrate five key periods in Western Australia’s architectural styles: simple Georgian buildings from the Colony’s earliest days; brick public buildings from the Convict era; opulent houses funded through the gold rush, and the development of the railway; and examples of residential and civic buildings from Federation and inter war periods.

Covering 287.4 hectares, the townsite is the largest area to be recognised of the Register to date.