Split Level Road with Retaining Wall & Trees | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Split Level Road with Retaining Wall & Trees

Item details

Name of item: Split Level Road with Retaining Wall & Trees
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Land
Category: Other - Transport - Road
Primary address: Macpherson Street, Bronte, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Macpherson StreetBronteWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Cultural landscape feature a result of the modification of the steep natural landform to permit better access. Well constructed retaining wall. Use of brick is uncommon locally. Most other similar walls of stone. Street trees add to aesthetic interest. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1921-1940
Physical description: Split level road design, possibly from c.1930. Brown brick retaining wall with bullnosed red brick capping and steel rail balustrading. Wall extends for about 250m in length and is up to 2m high. New Zealand Christmas trees (about 8m high) nearing maturity. Probably planted c.1965.
Current use: Road, retaining wall and trees
Former use: Road, retaining wall and trees

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of 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   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1991L43/2038Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620359

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