Our heritage

Heritage Trail

The town's heritage is captured in a series of interpretive signs erected at 23 sites along the Cambridge Heritage Trail(PDF, 1MB) .

Gain an insight into the town's past by walking the trail as it meanders past sites of historic significance in West Leederville, Wembley, Floreat and City Beach.

Read the plaques along the way to learn about the people, events and places that have helped shape the town of Cambridge.

The original trail which took in 16 signed locations opened on Australia Day 2001 to celebrate the Federation of Australia. In 2015, with the support of the Lions Club of Floreat, the trail was restored and expanded to the current 23 sites.

Download the Cambridge Heritage Trail(PDF, 1MB) brochure or pick up a copy from Cambridge Library or the Town's Administration Centre.

Inventory of Heritage Places

The town's Inventory of Heritage Places documents the history of development in the town and identifies building of heritage significance.

Inventory of Heritage Places - Historic Framework and Site Assessments(PDF, 9MB)

Inventory of Heritage Places - Townscape Precinct Study(PDF, 3MB)

If you would like heritage advice for properties within the town please call us on 9347 6000.

Naming Rights of Way

In 2003 Council agreed to name all of the town's 122 rights of way (ROW) using the surnames of local men and women who were:

  • either born or lived in West Leederville, Wembley, Floreat or City Beach; and
  • enlisted in the armed services during World War I or II.

Further, each ROW would be given the suffix 'Lane'.

Names were collected from:

  • the Cenotaph located next to the Leederville Town Hall;
  • those published in the Christmas 1941 edition of 'The Western Command'; and
  • a search of the World War II nominal roll database from the Department of Veteran's Affairs website.

Landgate approved the town's the Names for Rights of Way(PDF, 135KB) in December 2003.