Roundabout in Bronte Park Playground | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Roundabout in Bronte Park Playground

Item details

Name of item: Roundabout in Bronte Park Playground
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Recreation and Entertainment
Category: Other - Recreation & Entertainment
Primary address: Opposite Alfred Street (high level section, North side), Bronte, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Opposite Alfred Street (high level section, North side)BronteWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A rare item of period play equipment. Regional significance.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1891-1920
Physical description: Timber and steel rod constructed roundabout. Approximately 6m diameter by 3.5m high. Constructed in segmental arcs (16) of staggered level timber seats and timber radial arms. Supported by 15mm diameter steel rods from central steel circular post (hub), 150mm diameter. The roundabout is in good condition and operational. The playground has other more modern play equipment.
Current use: Roundabout
Former use: Roundabout


Historical notes: Roundabout formerly located in the lower main public area of Bronte Park. Possibly moved here c. 1970.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is of rarity value 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   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990L12/2011Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620390

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