Originally built in the late 1800’s, Perth Train Station has become an iconic landmark.
Registered by the Heritage Council as the Perth Station Precinct, the area includes:
- Perth Station building (1894)
- Horseshoe Bridge (1904), built to replace a level road crossing at William Street
- Barrack Street Bridge (1908)
- Wooden footbridge in Perth Station (1897), thought to be the earliest known railway footbridge to remain relatively intact in WA.
To protect these historically significant structures, the Perth City Link Rail Alliance's heritage consultant will oversee works in and around the site, maintain close contact with the Heritage Council and coordinate the archival record work, which includes creating a photographic report for each part of the precinct prior to works commencing.
The heritage consultant will also play an instrumental role in the archiving and storage of the wooden footbridge, which is due for removal in early 2012. A final location for the footbridge to be restored at is still to be determined.
More information can be found on the maintaining heritage fact sheet.