Bondi Astra

Item details

Name of item: Bondi Astra
Other name/s: The Bondi Astra
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Primary address: 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
34 Campbell ParadeBondi BeachWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Local landmark, long a part of the Bondi Beach townscape. Architectural integrity lost but continues to make an important streetscape contribution. Good example of the Commercial Palazzo style. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 24 Oct 99
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Branch intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Impressive six storey residential building with ground floor shopfronts. 1920's style former hotel. Arched windows to fifth floor with large bracketed cornice above. Remainder of above awning façade characterised by repetition of rectangular window openings. Sixth floor appears to be later addition but features a central parapet motif above. Façade has been altered resulting in loss of original texture and detail. Ground floor substantially altered.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic; landmark; streetscape/landscape.
Current use: Hotel
Former use: Hotel

History

Historical notes: Built c. 1926 on the site of the former Cliff House Hotel. Originally known as the "Hotel International". (Source: Dowd, pp. 282-283).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Local landmark, long a part of the Bondi Beach townscape. Architectural integrity lost but continues to make an important streetscape contribution. Good example of the Commercial Palazzo style. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered unsympathetically.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620090


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