Conservation of privately-owned heritage buildings

Buildings constructed in Fremantle before the Second World War were generally built with traditional construction materials and methods. These buildings are often different to those that are the result of modern construction and therefore may require a different approach to repair and maintenance.

To assist building owners in Fremantle in caring for their heritage properties, the City of Fremantle has developed a series of technical advice sheets that have been tailored to our local conditions and our rich building history.

Technical advice sheets

  1. Introduction to good conservation practice
  2. Checklist for inspections
  3. Looking after limestone walls
  4. Limestone walls need lime mortars
  5. Dealing with dampness in old walls
  6. Repointing lime mortar joints

In addition to the above, the Heritage Council have a number of resources which provide guidance on developing and maintaining heritage places:

We encourage property owners and applicants to contact the City as early as possible to discuss their proposals, and to confirm whether or not approvals are required.

Contact us

Planning services
City of Fremantle
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street, Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9430 4634
planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au

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