Heritage ho-hum

THERE were just two entries in the City of Perth’s heritage awards this year.

The entrants in the hotly contested field were the restoration of St Georges College at 44 Mounts Bay Road and the RPH Heritage Society for its community achievements.

The winner is still confidential, all we know is there was one “unsuccessful applicant” and the other is up for the $10,000 main prize.

When the awards were last held in 2014, there was a paltry eight applicants, and staff say there hasn’t been much happening since then.

“The lower participation rate is reflective of the amount of development and restoration work on heritage places within the city since 2014,” the report found.

Staff will review the awards, then report back to council in the coming months on whether an overhaul is needed.

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