Heritage Plaques Program

Would you like to install a plaque or alternative form of interpretation to recognize or celebrate places of heritage interest within the City? They could either still be there or have since been demolished. If so, we may be able to offer you a minimum 50 per cent contribution to a maximum of $1,000.

The first recipient of the City’s Heritage Plaques program was Graham Norton, the owner of the property on the corner of Stirling and Bulwer Street, which once housed the beautiful Premier Theatre and associated Gardens. The plaque acknowledged the history of the theatre, which was constructed in 1925 by the East Perth Football Club, with the Premier Theatre Gardens built next door in the 1930s. By the 1960s, the Theatre had closed and was turned into an ice rink and later a disco, until it was sadly demolished to make way for an office block in the 1980s.

This goes to show how social changes over the years can dramatically change the physical shape of the community, and particularly, in this case, how the introduction of TV and commercial cinemas resulted in the closure of many historical suburban picture theatres.

 

Would you like to submit an application for the City’s Heritage Plaques program?

Check out the forms below or call the City’s Heritage Officers on 9273 6501.

Nomination Form

Conditions of Cost Contribution

Premier Theatre and Gardens Story