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Old Dairy Farmers Co-op Depot

Item details

Name of item: Old Dairy Farmers Co-op Depot
Other name/s: Camden Vale Milk Company Limited
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Other - Commercial
Location: Lat: -34 03 15 Long: 150 41 54
Primary address: 11 Argyle Street, Camden, NSW 2570
Parish: CAMDEN
County: CAMDEN
Local govt. area: Camden
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP219757
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11 Argyle StreetCamdenCamdenCAMDENCAMDENPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

An early dairy of the Camden Vale Milk Co Ltd (later changed to Dairy Farmers).
Date significance updated: 01 Jul 02
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Physical description: Two storey rendered brick building which has a T-shaped plan and many vents in its iron roof. Modern additions such as the carburettor shop and inappropriate paving have altered its appearance. It has a verandah with a flat metal roof and metal posts that is enclosed with wire mesh gates facing Argyle Street. The windows of the building are fixed with metal frames. There is a concrete ramp leading up to the first floor from the Edward Street entrance.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is in moderate condition.
Date condition updated:31 May 02
Modifications and dates: Concrete ramp to first floor, concrete to building, metal framed windows probably replaced timber framed windows.
Current use: Lawn Mower, Motorcycle,Chain Saw Shop
Former use: Dairy Co Operative


Historical notes: The foundation stone was laid in 1926 by Mrs F.A. Macarthur-Onslow, Mayoress of Camden and wife of Camden Vale Milk Co Ltd. The name was later changed to Dairy Farmers Co-operative Milk Co in 1928. They operated the factory until the 1970s.

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: The Old Dairy Farmer's Co-op Depot has poor to fair integrity and intactness.
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:

Conserve and maintain significant fabric. Future renovations could involve possible reversal of unsympathetic alterations (ie concrete ramp).


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCamden Local Environmental Plan 2010I303 Sep 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Macarthur Region Heritage Study1986 JRC Planning Services  Yes
Historic Buildings of Camden1983 Wrigley, John  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1280001

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