Bank | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Bank
Other name/s: Bank of New South Wales, Westpac Bank
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Bank
Primary address: 306 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
306 Pacific HighwayCrows NestNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent example of the Inter-war revival of Georgian architecture in a commercial building. Prominent streetscape item and part of a five-way intersection dominated by buildings of a similar form, scale, materials and period.

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Designer/Maker: Eric Apperley
Physical description: A two storey corner building of brick with stone string course, between floors, stone cornice beneath the parapet, elaborate triangular open-bed pediment with central cartouche and stone door frame to the entrance door with overhanging cornice carried on carved console brackets. Parapet has moulded decorative panels at regular intervals and windows are generally 12 paned double hung sash type frames.This building is designed in the Inter-War Georgian Revival style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:18 Mar 11


Historical notes: Built 1924 for the Bank of NSW, now known as Westpac.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
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 I015102 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930896Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180896

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