Waterview | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Waterview
Other name/s: Part of Berrys Bay Precinct
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 2 Mitchell Street, McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Mitchell StreetMcMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See also under Berrys Bay Precinct NSHS0701. Like the Victoria Precinct to the north, the area west of Blues Point Road contains a large number of vernacular cottages and buildings from the mid to late nineteenth century which are in general relics of the development of the area as the industrial and labouring area of the municipality. The ship yards and Eatons Saw Mills plus many smaller businesses were located around the Berrys Bay waterfront and their labour force were concentrated in the local area. This area, despite ongoing development, retains a strong character derived from this era, with a high survival of period buildings, and subsequent development reflecting both the small block sizes and the working class nature of the area.

A two -storey Federation Face brick house. The dwelling, its landscape setting and interior are of significance.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
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Physical description: Two storey Federation face brick house with terracotta tiled hipped and gabled roof, and two storey verandah on timber posts and featuring timber brackets to verandah posts. Windows are pairs of timber-framed double-hung windows.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style. Picket fence and front garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor alteration. The front verandah ahs been infilled.
Date condition updated:25 May 12


Historical notes: See also under Berrys Bay Precinct NSHS0701

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
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 (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Regional. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I047602 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930723Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180723

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