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Dickson Park

Item details

Name of item: Dickson Park
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Other - Parks, Gardens & Trees
Primary address: Cnr Wellington & Edward Streets, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Cnr Wellington & Edward StreetsBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Urban park combining period cultural planting with interesting natural topography. Major trees make a substantial contribution to the local townscape. Some historical interest as former water reserve and tip. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1945-1945
Physical description: Hillside park with mature planting from between c.1930 and 1950. Trees from this period include Hills figs and Eucalypts, to 14m high. Set around valley form in semi-circular pattern. Split sandstone flagging to path with rustic sandstone edging to upper level. From same period. Some recent planting and play equipment. Traditional local shelter shed from c.1970's. The fine bank of mature fig trees provides an effective partial screen to two large home unit buildings behind.
Current use: Park
Former use: Park


Historical notes: Park originally set aside as a water reserve. Dedicated for public recreation in 1887 but used as a local tip up to 1904. Park improvements did not occur until 1923. (Dowd, p.166).

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 c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of aesthetic and streetscape/landscape significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact
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
Waverley Heritage Study1991L59/2049Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620343

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