Municipal Inventory

Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places

Section 45 of the Heritage of Western Australian Act 1990 requires the council of a municipality to compile and maintain an inventory of heritage places in its district which in its opinion are, or may become, of cultural heritage significance.

The Shire of Irwin Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places (MI) acts as a record of the heritage places within the municipality, whilst also offering management guidelines for the conservation of those places listed. Each listing contains details regarding ownership, use, history, significance, and other supporting information.

Entry of a place into the MI is recognition of its importance to the community. A management category is allocated to each place depending on its level of significance, which provides recommendation for the future conservation of the place.

The MI acts as an aid to the Shire and to the community to easily identify and recognise the essence of their surrounding heritage.

The Shire of Irwin’s Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places 

Municipal Inventory Contribution

The MI is designed to contribute to the conservation of the Shire’s heritage by:

  • Contributing to the management of the community’s resources and environment, and ensuring that change is managed with due regard to heritage values;
  • Contributing to community projects such as townscape, main street, heritage trails, local history, cultural & community plans;
  • Assisting in defining the community’s sense of place by identifying places that are a physical representation of cultural, aesthetic, historical, scientific and social value; and
  • Contributing to a body of reference information which will assist in determining the significance of individual places.


State Heritage Register

State Heritage Register

Some places of high value are also listed on the State Heritage Register. If you are unsure of the State Heritage status of a place, you can search the database which is administered by the State Heritage Office.

inHerit contains comprehensive information about cultural heritage places listed in the State Register of Heritage Places, the Australian Government’s heritage list, and other non-government lists and surveys.


A comprehensive explanation of the different types of heritage listings in Western Australia has been developed by the State Heritage Office.

Heritage Register