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Randwick Town Hall

Item details

Name of item: Randwick Town Hall
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Community Facilities
Category: Hall Town Hall
Primary address: 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, NSW 2031
Local govt. area: Randwick
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
90 Avoca StreetRandwickRandwick  Primary Address
Frances StreetRandwickRandwick  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

A fine example of a grand public building in the Italianate style. Local historical interest and considerable streetscape value. Part of church, school and civic precinct.
Date significance updated: 11 Sep 18
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Construction years: 1882-
Physical description: Grand, late Victorian, Italianate style building, dated 1882. Symmetrical design projecting central tower incorporates arched entry porch and arched balcony above. End sections feature gabled parapets with elaborate mouldings. Highly decorative mouldings also adorn windows and tower. Parapet gables are pediment type. Needs some maintenance but little altered. Large area in front with bitumen driveway and some landscaping. No fence survives. Excellent townscape contribution and part of the historic townscape Church – Council grouping. Unsympathetic brick addition located on Frances Street façade.


Historical notes: Randwick Municipality was incorporated on 22nd February, 1859 and was housed in the Borough Chambers (now St. Judes curates residence) until the construction of the Town Hall in 1882. The design was by Blackman and Parkes. In 1886 the portico was raised to take the impressive clock tower. The side sections were also later additions, made in 1893. These completed the highly decorative Avoca Street façade. More recent additions were made in the150’s and 1970’s, to the south and west. These accommodate the present Council’s Chambersand administrative offices.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 - Sch36426 Jun 98 975006
Local Environmental PlanRandwick LEP 2012i37515 Feb 13   

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2310063

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