Heritage

Electricity Substation No. 84

Item details

Name of item: Electricity Substation No. 84
Other name/s: #84 'Campbell Parade' Substation
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Utilities - Electricity
Category: Electricity Transformer/Substation
Primary address: Campbell Parade, Bondi, NSW 2026
Local govt. area: Waverley

Boundary:

Whole site
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Campbell ParadeBondiWaverley  Primary Address
Brighton BoulevardBondiWaverley  Alternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
AusgridState Government 

Statement of significance:

The Campbell Parade substation is an unusual, rare and externally intact example of a two storey purpose designed and built substation in the Interwar Functionalist style. It is a representative example of the style within the eastern suburbs region. It was built by the Sydney County Council during the latter phase of suburban expansion of the electricity network.
Date significance updated: 05 Sep 12
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

Designer/Maker: Sydney County Council
Builder/Maker: Sydney County Council
Construction years: 1937-1938
Physical description: The Campbell Parade substation is an unusual double height structure designed in the Interwar Functionalist style, evidenced by the asymmetrical stepped façade from, flat slab roof and use of a large glass block window. It has a central entrance doorway flanked by recessed stylised blue tiled pilasters within a projecting façade panel.

The Campbell Parade substation is constructed using load bearing face brickwork and incorporates a reinforced concrete slab roof. The upper level window makes use of glass block.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Several masonry cracks due to rusting arch bars. Some decorative tiles missing around the front door. Render details require painting. Minor grafitti. Some old security screens failing or displaced.
Date condition updated:27 Apr 07
Modifications and dates: Roof repalced. Gutters and downpipes replaced using original profile. Windows partially infilled. Security screens added.
Current use: Electricity Substation

History

Historical notes: The Campbell Parade substation is a purpose designed and built structure dating from 1937. It was built by the Sydney County Council during the latter phase of suburban expansion of the electricity network.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Utilities-Activities associated with the provision of services, especially on a communal basis Distribution of electricity-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Historically significant as an example of the infrastructure built to support the rapid expansion of electricity to Sydney's suburbs in the 1920s and 1930s.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The Campbell Parade substation is an unusual, rare and externally intact example of a two storey purpose designed and built substation in the Interwar Functionalist style.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Typical in form, scale and technical arrangement to substations throughout the electricity network.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
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.

Recommended management:

This item contributes to local character and should be conserved. Original details should be maintained including doors, windows and original signage. New materials should be sympathetic to the nature and character of the original building. In the event of major proposed changes, prepare a Conservation Management Strategy and undertake an archival recording. Wherever possible, changes should be restricted to the interior of the building. Routine maintenance of existing fabric is essential.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage registerAusgrid Heritage Register343047701 Nov 94   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Sydney Electricity S170 Heritage and Conservation Register1994PMIS 3300Schwager Brooks and Partners Pty Ltd  No
EnergyAustralia Heritage Register Review2007 MacLaren NorthM North Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenWilkenfeld and Spearitt2004Electrifying Sydney

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 3430477


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