Courthouse | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Courthouse
Other name/s: Taree Court House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Courthouse
Primary address: 79 - 83 Albert Street, Taree, NSW 2430
Parish: Taree
Local govt. area: Greater Taree
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
79 - 83 Albert StreetTareeGreater TareeTaree Primary Address


Physical description: Single storey brick and corrugated iron dwelling in Federation style with later additions
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Prominent corner site, compliments various school buildings and Taree park

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The only civic buildings in Taree which pre- dates the opening of the railway in 1913. Associated with law and order and part of a network of three courthouses in Taree
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The most significant public building in Taree. Best example of Victorian Italianate design in the area. Important streetscape element of Albert street which is the street containing all civic institutions in Taree
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Site of Justice in Taree since 1882
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Has little value for scientific research
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 I11717 Sep 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Greater Taree Heritage Study1990 Suters Architects Snell  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1660015

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