Fig Tree | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Fig Tree

Item details

Name of item: Fig Tree
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Tree
Primary address: 28 Brown Street, Bronte, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
28 Brown StreetBronteWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Individual tree of considerable age. Strong landscape element making a major contribution to the local townscape. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Physical description: Massive Moreton Bay Fig tree. About 22m high, with canopy spread of about 35m. Tree possibly existing from c.1890. Possibly planted as part of garden to former Victorian mansion "Froebal House", in Henrietta Street (see separate listing, item 2045). Tree now forms a strong dramatic element towards the head of the valley and partially screens group housing on hill.
Current use: Tree
Former use: Tree

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 landmark and streetscape/landscape significance.
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 Study1991L55/2046Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620347

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