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Street trees - various species

Item details

Name of item: Street trees - various species
Other name/s: Centre plantation
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Planting groups
Primary address: Carrington Street, Balmain, NSW 2041
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Leichhardt
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Carrington StreetBalmainLeichhardt CumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The Carrington Street trees are of local historic and aesthetic significance planted as part of streetscape improvements in the 20th century. The various specimen trees and plantings enhance the built context and make a positive contribution to the Carrington Street streetscape.

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Physical description: Varied plantings and trees including jacaranda, weeping willow also grevillea and agapanthus in two centre plantation beds located in the middle of the wide street. Each planting bay has concrete kerb edging with curved ends. Roadway is located between the beds.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
In good condition, although some shrubs and planting appear overgrown. The concrete edging around the eastern bed is cracked and rising and possibly affected by the large tree at the end.
Further information: A bird bath and elements have also been added to the eastern bed.
Current use: Street plantings and improvements
Former use: Street plantings and improvements


Historical notes: Assumed to be planted as part of the 20th century improvements to the street and local area.

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 Growth of Balmain-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The centre plantation and group are significant as part of the 20th century improvements and development of the street.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The plantings are of local aesthetic significance as an intact centre plantation with various specimen trees and plantings that enhance the built context and make a positive contribution to the Carrington Street streetscape.
Integrity/Intactness: High
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:

It is recommended that: - a centre plantation, trees, shrubs associated garden beds should be retained and conserved; - the trees and shrubs should continue to be regularly maintained, treated, trees and plants replaced as required; - rubbish and debris should be removed from the beds; - the concrete kerbing/edging should also be monitored and repaired to match as required.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I16023 Dec 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Leichhardt Municipality Heritage Study1990 McDonald McPhee Pty Ltd (Craig Burton, Wendy Thorp)  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenMax Solling and Peter Reynolds1997Leichhardt: On the Margins of the City

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1940169

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