William Street Precinct


Heritage Council

Place Number



178-282 William St Northbridge

Location Details

Prec extends along the E side of William St from Roe St to Aberdeen St - street nos 178-184, 186-192, 194-198, 200, 206, 208-212, 214, 218-222, 222a-224, 234, 232-240, 242, 252, 260-264, 266-268, 270-272, 274-276, 278-282. Part of Perth Cultural Centre Precinct 4278

Other Name(s)

William Street Precinct (East Side)

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1880 to 1925

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage Agreement YES 02 Jul 2018
Heritage Agreement YES 01 Apr 2019 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument
State Register Registered 29 May 2001 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place
EPRA Link & Perth Cultural Centre Invtry Adopted

Parent Place or Precinct

15858 Northbridge Precinct

Child Places

  • 16441 Shop
  • 11506 Taylor's Buildings
  • 14763 Bank of New South Wales (NSW)(fmr)
  • 12118 Romany Restaurant
  • 16440 Express Travel Kim Kim Asian
  • 14764 National Bank (fmr)
  • 11588 Perth Hostel
  • 16483 Display Centre & Wing Loong New & Used Books
  • 02155 Rechabite Hall
  • 02701 Commercial Bank (fmr)
  • 16438 Shops
  • 11492 Bank of New South Wales (NSW)(fmr)
  • 11575 S Chester Building
  • 16437 Rosen Buildings
  • 16436 Noarlinga Chambers


Name Type Year From Year To
John Talbot Hobbs, Edwards H Smith & Walter James Forbes (1906-10) Architect - -
Edwin Summerhayes & Reginald Summerhayes Architect - -
Charles Oldham & Alfred Cox Architect - 2002
Hobbs, Winning & Harold Krantz Architect - -
Charles Oldham, Harold Boas Ednie-Brown Architect - -

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
8050 Heritage impact assessment. New performing arts venue, Northbridge. Heritage Study {Other} 2006
8051 178 - 192 William Street, Northbridge. Archival record, June 2006. Archival Record 2006
9241 William Street properties development strategy. Heritage Study {Other} 2009
1038 William Street conservation plan: a heritage assessment and conservation policy for the buildings on the eastern strip of William Street between Roe and Aberdeen Streets. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1995
9521 William Street Precinct 2010 design guidelines. Heritage Study {Other} 2010
9385 William Street Implementation Works - Photographic Archive Record Archival Record 2009
7378 New performing arts venue : site evaluation report. Report 2004

Place Type

Precinct or Streetscape


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Institutional Housing
Present Use COMMERCIAL Other
Original Use COMMERCIAL Bank
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Institutional Housing
Original Use COMMERCIAL Restaurant
Original Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}

Architectural Styles

Inter-War Georgian Revival
Inter-War Free Classical
Inter-War Mediterranean

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

20 Dec 1995

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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