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William Reserve, North Bondi Golf Course

Item details

Name of item: William Reserve, North Bondi Golf Course
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Other - Parks, Gardens & Trees
Primary address: Military Road, North Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Military RoadNorth BondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Natural clifftop landscape with significant cultural modifications. A significant geological site, used as an early quarry. Aboriginal carvings of special archaeological significance. Monumental sewer obelisk of landmark importance. Fine vantage point for views out to sea and over Bondi. Regional significance.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1851-1890
Physical description: Links Golf Course covers most of reserve. Dramatic high cliffs (about 80m) of sandstone to ocean. Sewerage treatment works adjacent. Sewer vent tower c.30m high (base c.3.5m, top c.2.2m). Cement render (ashlar coursed at base). Inscribed: "Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage, Erected 1910". Aboriginal carvings (regrooved) on sandstone shelf (see archaeologist's report). Natural rocky outcrop above a raised tee. Supported by a fine coursed rubble sandstone (dry jointed) retaining wall (3m high). Formerly the edge of a quarry. Small scale columnar jointed sandstone on former quarry edge. Noted in "Field Geology of NSW" book. There is a small area of native plants existing on the top of this rock outcrop, which includes Coast rosemary (Westringia fruticosa), Melaleuca armarillis (?), Matt rush (Lomandra longifolia) and an unidentified small native shrub.
Current use: Reserve
Former use: Reserve

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 archaeological 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   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990L4/2003Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620396

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