Janet listed

JANET STREET in West Perth is to become Vincent’s next designated heritage area.

The listing was triggered by a nomination signed by 47 per cent of the street’s residents, and despite there being slightly more objectors, it was adopted at this week’s council meeting.

A staff report says that an architectural consultant assessed Janet Street in 2014, finding that its early 20th century streetscape was mostly still intact. A row of modest inter-war bungalows along the southern side of the street sealed the deal.

Although the report shied clear of commenting on whether the heritage protection would affect land value, it said ensuring future development respected existing homes and contributed to the area’s preferred neighbourhood character “serves to enhance the intrinsic value of the area”.

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