inHerit Logo

Narrogin Town Hall Complex


Town of Narrogin

Place Number

There no heritage location found in the Google fusion table.


80 Federal St Narrogin

Location Details

Cnr Federal & Fortune Sts

Local Government

Narrogin (T)



Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
State Register Registered 18 May 2004 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Dec 1996 Category A

Category A

A place of exceptional cultural heritage significance to Town of Narrogin and the state of Western Australia, that is either in the Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places or worthy of consideration for entry into the Register. Some places are currently on the Heritage Council's assessment program. A place worthy of recognition and protection through provisions of the Town of Narrogin's Town Planning Scheme. Planning application needs to be submitted to Town of Narrogin for any proposed development. Planning application needs to be referred to Regional Wheatbelt Heritage Adviser for comment and background information for HCWA. The development application needs to be submitted to Heritage Council (HCWA) for approval for any proposed development, and Town of Narrogin cannot approve contrary to HCWA recommendation. Recommend: Maximum encouragement to owners to retain and conserve the place. Full consultation with the property owner prior to listing.

Statement of Significance

The building is significant on the following grounds:
1. Designed by GG Lavater, built by Hugh Marsh, officially opened 1908.
2. Major venue for social occasions - local amateur and visiting professional theatre, dances,
public meetings, etc. Many VIPs given civic welcomes there.
3. Public library, later art gallery in interior room at various periods.
4: In early years, Municipal Council used front rooms.
5. The building has featured on the Municipal Council logo for many years and symbolises the
past and present significance of the town.

Physical Description

Two-storey stuccoed civic building with neo-classical detailing




Name Type Year From Year To
Hugh Marsh Architect 1908 -
George Lavatar Architect 1908 -

Other Keywords

Major refurbishment and renovation completed in 2015

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5202 Conservation plan : Narrogin Town Hall complex / prepared for the Town of Narrogin by Laura Gray, Heritage & Conservation Consultant ; in association with Lucy Williams, Historian & Heritage Consultant. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2001
5372 Narrogin Town Hall conservation works : final report (draft). Conservation works report 2002

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Town, Shire or District Hall
Present Use GOVERNMENTAL Town, Shire or District Hall

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Classical

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Government & politics
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Sport, recreation & entertainment

Creation Date

21 Feb 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

13 Mar 2017


This information is provided voluntarily as a public service. The information provided is made available in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.