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Houses Built For Housing Commission

Item details

Name of item: Houses Built For Housing Commission
Other name/s: Housing Commission Houses
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Public housing
Primary address: 6-16, 26 Oakleigh Avenue, South Granville, NSW
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT12 DP35007
LOT27 DP35007
LOT28 DP35007
LOT29 DP35007
LOT30 DP35007
LOT31 DP35007
LOT32 DP35007
LOT33 DP35007
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6-16, 26 Oakleigh AvenueSouth GranvilleParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The houses at 6-16 and 26 Oakleigh Avenue are of significance for the local area for historical reasons, and as a representative example of Government provision of housing undertaken by the Housing Commission. This group of cottages was the first group development constructed by the newly formed Housing Commission in 1944. Combined with the houses in Montgomery Avenue, Chiswick Road and Blaxcell Street, these houses show the standard of early Housing Commission development.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 02
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Description

Construction years: 1950-
Physical description: Centre of an estate of Housing Commission houses including both brick and fibro houses. Number 4 is brick, and the remainder are fibro, in fair condition with intact exteriors. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Fabric: Cement tiled roofs on six with asbestos fibro walls and one with brick walls. Roof Construction: Hip and gable in similar design to Montgomery Street houses only fibro. Chimneys: Tall brick external chimneys on most houses. Verandah Decoration: Window Sill: Decorative timber undersells under some houses. Fence: Weldmesh panels attached to pipe posts. Timber picket gate. Archit Style: Row of Housing Commission cottages. Awning: Federation ladder bracket, corrugated iron roof awning.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: Water Board plans; Housing Commission, Annual Reports, 1944, p. 2, 1945, p. 1-2; Site cards Housing Commission.

History

Historical notes: One of the earliest of all Housing Commission group developments. (HCP 7 and 9) All of these dwellings are shown on the Water Board plan of December 1944. This is the group with which the Housing Commission commenced the construction of its first housing schemes. They are called Blaxcell Street in its reports, but a comparison with the site cards shows this is definitely the site referred to. (Jobs 1, 17, 18) National Trust (Parramatta Branch): One of the earliest of all Housing Commission group developments. HCP 7 and 9. All of these dwellings are shown on the Water Board plan of December 1944. This is the group with which the Housing Commission commenced the construction of its first housing schemes. They are called Blaxcell Street in its reports, but a comparison with the site cards show this is definitely the site referred to ( Jobs 1,17,18). | |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is representative.
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 42121 Feb 97 20873

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993421Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240421


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