Greenwich Point Wharf | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Greenwich Point Wharf

Item details

Name of item: Greenwich Point Wharf
Other name/s: Greenwich Pier (Former Name)
Primary address: Serpentine Road, Greenwich, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: Lane Cove
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Serpentine RoadGreenwichLane Cove  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Second wharf to be built at Greenwich Point after Albert Street closed down – important evidence of transport services for the maritime settlement at Greenwich. Indicative of suburban harbourside character and providing vital transport link with the city and surrounding maritime settlements.
Date significance updated: 20 Apr 12
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Historical notes: A ferry service is known to have operated to Greenwich Point as early as 1840 to Albert Wharf, sited at end of Albert Street, beside the Greenwich Baths. Later wharf sited right at Greenwich Point - possibly established at the time Joubert developed his ferry service in the 1850s. A new wharf has been recently constructed, however the original still stands as testimony to Greenwich’s earliest transport link with the city. Original path bounded by rocky outcrop and roughcut sandstone retaining sea wall lead to wharf (bitumen surfaced). Timber structures have been demolished. Remains of 1930s waiting shed have been modified to form shelter.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I13019 Feb 01   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Lane Cove Heritage Study1987B20Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Lester Tropman & Associates  No

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Database number: 1920183

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