History, Aims and Objectives

The Mount Lawley Society was founded in October 1977, with the aim of fostering a community spirit, with a focus on the retention of the older buildings and townscapes, protection of the limited open space and to research and publicise the history of the suburbs.

Our Aims

  • to promote our areas' special heritage, whose characteristics are protected by laws, regulations and town planning schemes
  • to support resident members to preserve the amenity of their properties and streetscapes
  • to preserve, wherever possible, character and heritage features (houses, streetscapes, trees, gardens, landscapes)
  • to assist members to prevent developments which threaten the heritage value within their immediate area
  • to work closely with local councils to attain these aims.

Our Objectives

  • to prevent the demolition of original character and heritage buildings
  • to support the Mount Lawley, Inglewood and Menora business districts
  • to educate Councils and the public about the history of Mount Lawley, Inglewood and Menora
  • to obtain a listing under the State Heritage Act for Mount Lawley as a Special Design Control Area
  • to research and publicise people and events in the history of Mount Lawley, Inglewood and Menora
  • to create and maintain an historical archive.
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