Culture and heritage


Hewlett Street (east end)

Item details

Name of item: Hewlett Street (east end)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Land
Category: Road
Primary address: Hewlett Street, Bronte, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Hewlett StreetBronteWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Long section of coursed sandstone wall, retaining high side of split level road. Period road layout and construction of aesthetic, historical and landscape interest. Townscape feature reflective of civil engineering and town planning practices of the time. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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.


Construction years: 1921-1940
Physical description: Stone retaining wall of split level street section. Wall about 1 to 1.5m high and extending about 150m. Split level construction a response to the local steep topography. There is a section of stone edged garden beds on part of the grassed embankment above the retaining wall.
Current use: Sandstone Wall
Former use: Sandstone Wall

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 e)
[Research potential]
This item is of civil engineering and planning significance
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   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990L16/2014Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620386

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