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Child Health Centre


Shire of Katanning

Place Number

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8 Austral Tce Katanning

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Infant Health Centre

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1938

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 22 Jun 2000 Category 3

Category 3

• Significant as an individual building within the Shire

Statement of Significance

The Infant Health Centre represents the growing awareness and importance of infant health, and children's special needs and requirements. The centre is also an indicator of the continued growth of the Katanning population, particularly after the War and Depression years, and has historic significance in its continued use as an infant health centre.

Physical Description

A domestic scale hip and gable roof building with render and face brick walls and a tiled roof and small pane side hung casement windows. The building is designed in the Inter-War Bungalow style. It has a leafy setting.


In 1938, the Katanning Branch of the Infant Health Association established this centre in Austral Terrace. The centre also housed a qualified nursing sister.




Name Type Year From Year To
PWD Architect 1938 -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
"Katanning's Jubilee: A Complete History of the Progress of the Town and District from 1889 to 1939". Great Southern Herald, 1939

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use HEALTH Office or Administration Bldg
Original Use HEALTH Office or Administration Bldg

Architectural Styles

Inter-War California Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

11 Sep 2000

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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