INGLEWOOD Police Station is one of 11 Voiceland properties set to get heritage protection from Stirling council.
Following a heritage review by the city, consultants nominated 11 sites to be added to the city’s heritage list, which offers protection under the Local Planning Scheme.
Mt Lawley Society president Paul Collins says his organisation has an eye on the old cop shop.
“The Mt Lawley Society thinks the Inglewood Police Station would make a great home for us,” he said, noting the Maylands Historical Society occupies the former Maylands Police Station
“We were disappointed the previous state government sold the buildings to the adjoining land owner.”
Mr Collins says the city’s heritage review helped solve a 1950s mystery.
“The society was particularly impressed with the significant find by the city of the origin of the building used for the Inglewood Kindergarten on Hamer Parade,” he says.
“The building was originally the clubrooms for the Mount Lawley Tennis Club, built in 1937 and requisitioned by the federal government for use as a communications centre during World War II.
“The city discovered it was moved to the current Inglewood Kindergarten site in 1958.”
The heritage nominations will be reviewed by Stirling councillors at an upcoming workshop, before coming back to council for the vote.
by STEPHEN POLLOCK
Other sites nominated for Stirling’s Heritage List:
Mount Lawley War Memorial, 59 Queens Cres;
Annesley House, 51 Lawley Cres;
Civic Theatre (Inglewood Clock Tower), 919 Beaufort St;
Beaucott Building, 654 Beaufort Str;
Residence 107 Colin Road;
Residence 37 Railway Parade;
Mount Ingle Tennis Club (Inglewood Pre Primary), 6 Hamer Pde;
Walter Hamer Eighth Reserve (Inglewood Triangle), 5 Hamer Pde;
Dianella Library, 44 Chester Ave; and,
Cottonwood Crescent Reserve