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.
- 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.
- 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.