Remnant Bushland | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Remnant Bushland

Item details

Name of item: Remnant Bushland
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Landscape - Natural
Category: Other - Landscape - Natural
Primary address: York Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
York RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Area of native bushland conserving many rare plant species. Very few such patches of remnant native vegetation have survived in the Eastern Suburbs. Historical interest as part of the original Sydney Common and later water reserve. Special educational value close to an urban area and major parkland. Relatively easily restored. Regional signficance.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Physical description: Remnant bushland on old sand dune partly degraded. Being used for intermittent cross country horse training. Mainly covered by Coast Tea tree (Laptospermum leavigatum), and other native species. Some quite rare in this area. Includes Eucalyptus botryoides, Banksia integrifolia, Monotoca elliptica, Acacia sophorae, Angorphora suaveolens, Angophora ulicifolia, Dillwynia sp, Bossaea sp, Persoonia lanceolata and Sprengelia sp. Tea trees have trunks up to 400mm at base and could be nearly 100 years old. Bird life noticeable including willy wagtails. Also some native grasses. Area could be relatively easily regenerated and could well serve as a small nature reserve closely related to Centennial and Queens Parks. Some Radiata pine, weed and rubbish requires removal.
Current use: Bushland
Former use: Bushland


Historical notes: Originally part of the Sydney Common and later water reserve.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of aesthetic and streetscape/landscape significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of scientific significance
SHR Criteria f)
This item is of rarity value significance
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; reversible
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990L29/2027Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620373

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