Katie McDonald, Business News, 11 June 2018
Great story in the current issue of Business News on the resurgence of heritage restoration projects in the Perth CBD.
“Over the years there’s been an increase in people’s interest in heritage places”, said Leigh Barrett of Heritage Perth. “I’m really excited at the level of heritage restoration that’s happening in Perth ...”.
Recent examples include the State Buildings and Hibernian Hall, both in the Historic Heart of Perth.
“Heritage buildings by their very nature have a critical place in the locations in which they sit, from an Architecture perspective but equally the significance within the community. These buildings cannot be recreated ...”, said Kyle Jeavons of FJM Property.
City of Perth Deputy Commissioner Gaye McMath said the benefit of heritage restoration included: increased property values; offering a drawcard for tourism; and a reduction in construction and demolition waste.