Heritage

Tram Shed, Former

Item details

Name of item: Tram Shed, Former
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Tramway Depot - urban
Primary address: York Road, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
York RoadBondi JunctionWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

York Road façade has continuing architectural interest in addition to the building's historical and archaeological interest. Special townscape value on the boundary of Centennial Park. Local significance. Source: Bondi Junction Heritage Study.
Date significance updated: 08 Nov 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: 1890-1915
Physical description: Former tram shed with impressive façade to York Road, opposite Centennial Park. Face brick with limited brickwork decoration. Divided into eight bays, each with its own parapet gable. Gables are the outstanding feature. Stepped and curved skyline.
Current use: Bus Depot
Former use: Tram Depot

History

Historical notes: Waverley Tram Depot opened in 1902 to house the new electric cars. Converted to a bus depot. Interiors extensively altered but York Road façade remains more or less intact.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape significance.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of archaeological significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; 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 study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study199048/4 - 0312Perumal 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: 2620327


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