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Mundaring Sculpture Park


Shire of Mundaring

Place Number

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Jacoby St Mundaring

Location Details

Includes: landscaped park containing 9 pieces of artwork, CWA Rest Room, rotunda, playground, amphitheatre, former station master's house and Scout Hall

Other Name(s)

Mundaring Community Park
Mundaring Railway Station & Railway Reserve

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1898, Constructed from 1995

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2016
State Register Registered 28 Nov 2003 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 22 Apr 1997 1 - Exceptional significance

1 - Exceptional significance

Rare or outstanding example; essential to the heritage of the locality Expectations: The place should be retained and conserved. Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place and be in accordance with a Conservation Plan if one is in place.

Classified by the National Trust Classified 12 May 2003

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

The Mundaring Sculpture Park has very high aesthetic, social and historic significance for the State and the Shire of Mundaring for its unique arts concept, associations with prominent Local, State and Nationally recognised artists; and with the history of the railways.

Physical Description

The Mundaring Sculpture Park is located among the trees on the railway reserve at the southern boundary of the town centre. Numerous sculptures from prominent State and local artists are strategically placed throughout the reserve in the naturally landscaped park setting complimented by a performance ampitheatre space centred on the old railway line itself is now part of a continuous walk/bridle trail throughout the Shire and forms a linear axis for the Sculpture park.


The linear sculpture park, which occupies a small section along the route of the original Eastrn Railway Reserve in Mundaring, is an ongoing project which was officially opened as part of the Bicentennial celebrations on 11th September 1988. The main conceptual design for the park arose from a report prepared in 1984, for the Mundaring park Committee, by architct Ross Donaldson and landscape architect Phil Palmer, with the assistance of artist Trevor Woodward. The Committee, now headed by Ross Donaldson, included various Community Arts Officers, members of the Mundaring Arts Board, Shire of Mundaring, Mundaring Ratepayers Associaition and Andra Kins, who later became the Executive Director of the Crafts Council WA. Initially the artists represented in the park were Hans Arkeveld, Ron Gomboc, Richard Fry, Peter Dailey, Jon Tarry and Stuart Elliot, whose vandalised tourist figures were restored on site in June 1990. In 1989, on the embankment opposite the former Mundaring Railway Platform, work began on the ampitheatre. Nearby, a signal sculture acknowledging the site's railway heritage and designed by Alan Clark, was opened in 1990. Since then, two sound sculptures, one by Ron Sims (1992) and one by Nola Farman (1995) have been added to the park. Since it's opening in late 1988, the park has gained Australia wide recognition for it's community arts focus. The importance of the sculptures has been recognised in the renaming of the park to Mundaring Sculpture Park.


Integrity: Very High


Very Good


Name Type Year From Year To
Phil Palmer Architect - -
Ross Donaldson Architect - -
Trevor Woodward Architect - -
Andra Kins Architect - -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Echo; "A Day in the park".p.12 28/8/1988
Echo; :"A Seat in the park". 17/7/1988
'Take a fresh look-they're unreal'. p.34 West Australian 8/9/1988
I Elliot; ibid p. 117
Donaldson Smith Architects & Urban Designers; 'Mundaring Park: the Art of Good Community'. 1984
'Art for the people' West Australian". p.viii West Australian 10/9/1988
Echo; "Vandals: a personal attack". p.1 30/9/1988
Echo; "Unique park". p.3 4/9/1988

Place Type

Historic site


Epoch General Specific
Original Use Transport\Communications Rail: Railway Station
Present Use PARK\RESERVE Park\Reserve

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other BRICK Common Brick
Other METAL Bronze
Wall ASBESTOS Fibrous Cement, flat
Other CONCRETE Reinforced Concrete
Other TIMBER Other Timber
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Other METAL Other Metal
Other METAL Steel
Other STONE Granite

Historic Themes

General Specific
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS Rail & light rail transport
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

18 Jun 1997

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Last Update

10 Feb 2017


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