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Sandstone Cutting - Former Tram Route

Item details

Name of item: Sandstone Cutting - Former Tram Route
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Urban Area
Category: Other - Urban Area
Primary address: Calga Avenue, South Bronte, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Calga AvenueSouth BronteWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Significant modification to the natural landscape. Rare reminder of Sydney's trams, which were particularly important in providing access to the eastern beaches. Direct evidence of the primary theme of transport. Exposure of natural sandstone of aesthetic and historical interest. Regional signirficance.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1891-1920
Physical description: Sandstone cutting on South Bronte hill to provide a suitable grade for trams out of Bronte Beach.
Current use: Sandstone Cutting
Former use: Sandstone Cutting


Historical notes: Cutting would have been constructed about 1910. Trams began running to Bronte in 1911. Now used for car parking.

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 streetscape/landscape significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of scientific significance
SHR Criteria f)
This item is of rarity value 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 Study1990L15/2013Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620387

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