Town of Wundowie Given Heritage Status
Great news for all Wudowie residents, The Town of Wudowie has been granted Heritage Status by The National Trust of Australia (WA) on 16/08/2011. This a very significant and historic achievement.
Wundowie has cultural heritage significance for the following:
- The place has aesthetic significance arising from its Garden City design
- The town has high landscape aesthetic Significance and the design sits appropriately in a shallow valley
- The residential development within the town is of a consistent vernacular architectural style and is of high aesthetic significance.
- The community of residents and workers have initiated public artworks based on town design themes of aesthetic significance.
- The success of its design and viability of its economic foundation is a model of achievement and aesthetic significance
- The town has aesthetic significance through its intact street scape values of the original design approach.
- The town has historic significance as a wartime initiative to address post war industrial development.
- The transfer of Garden City design principles from Britain and~he metropolitan area to a rural industrial site is of historic significance.
- Wundowie has historical significance through being the first twentieth century purposely dedicated industrial town.
- Through the high standard of products and techniques, Wundowie has historical significance.
- The town has scientific value due to its potential to demonstrate the history of iron and rare earth materials plus the industrial technology in Western Australia.
- The town demonstrates social significance through the vitality of its community organisation.
- Wundowie is rare as it retains a cohesive urban form demonstrating life in a Garden City designed rural industrial town.
- The town and the industry demonstrates representativeness as a beginning of the iron industry in Western Australia.
- Wundowie is a town specifically designed for the iron industry and set the pattern for the later industrial towns in the Pilbara Region and thus demonstrates Representativeness.
- Don Newman and Fiona Bush Date: October 2009
The Classification Process
Committee Recommendation: Date: 20/12/2010
Classification Standing Committee Recommendation: Date: 17/01/2011
Council Resolution: Date: 08/08/2011
Owner Advised: Date: 16/08/2011
Local Government Authority Advised: Date: 16/08/2011
Heritage Council Advised: Registration Date: 16/08/2011
Read Full Assessment Report
To view the full report submitted to the National Trust of Australia (WA) please click on the link below
Format: PDF – Winzip
Size: 6 MB