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Caffyn Park

Item details

Name of item: Caffyn Park
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Other - Parks, Gardens & Trees
Primary address: Blake, Victory & Portland Streets, Dover Heights, NSW 2030
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Blake, Victory & Portland StreetsDover HeightsWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Small park from c. 1930's enjoying extensive harbour views. Notable planting from the Inter-War period. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Small park, a little less than 1 hectare in area. Elevated plateau with magnificent expansive view down Sydney Harbour, to city and Harbour Bridge. Semi-circular layout of Canary Island palms, possibly from c. 1930's or 40's, up to 8m high. Groups of same palms in street reserve just below park. Recently planted native species sympathetically sited near boundaries, away from palms. Natural sandstone ledges and rock faces present.
Current use: Park
Former use: Park


Historical notes: Historical themes: Leisure & Recreation; Amenity/Infrastructure.

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 (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of natural and streetscape/landscape significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; altered sympathetically
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  06 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
 0L71/2059   No

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Database number: 2620331

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