Hunter & Marks Parks | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Hunter & Marks Parks

Item details

Name of item: Hunter & Marks Parks
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Urban Park
Primary address: Mackenzies Point (south Bondi Headland), Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Mackenzies Point (south Bondi Headland)BondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Headland landscape in prominent coastal location with natural sandstone cliffs and rock shelves, remnant native vegetation, restoration planting and coastal walk. Considerable scenic importance. Regional significance.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1921-1991
Physical description: Natural sandstone headland, with parks, on Mackenzie Point (South Bondi). Site of important coastal headland walk possibly from c.1930. Concrete and flagstone path with coursed sandstone walls and edging and lookout walls. Expansive views of Bondi Beach and out to sea. Remnant native plants (few) include Matt rush, Coast rosemary, Pig face, Micromyrtus sp? and reeds. Recent (c.1980's) revegetation of Hunter Park with indigenous species very sympathetic. More exposed site of Hunter Park planted with local natives and exotic species but somewhat dominated by Mirror bush. Planting by NSW Government, "Trees by the Sea Program" of Public Works Department. Headland important in expansive view from Bondi Beach.
Current use: Park
Former use: Park


Historical notes: Walk possibly created as a Depression relief project c.1930.

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
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 Study1990L7/2006Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620399

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