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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 60 Park Road, Bulli, NSW 2516
Parish: Wollongong
County: Camden
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
60 Park RoadBulliWollongong CityWollongongCamdenPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 60 Park Road is of significance for Wollongong for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of early Federation period residential architecture in the area. The substantial dwelling presents as having a high degree of integrity when viewed externally, and makes a very important contribution to the townscape character and identity.
Date significance updated: 13 Feb 18
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Physical description: The house at 60 Park Road is a single storey timber house with verandahs around, with details characteristic of early Federation period, vernacular style and placed in an established garden setting. It is one of the large and imposing houses on Park Road, Bulli with architectural integrity and townscape value.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The property was part of the Portion 18 Granted to William Bowman in 1841. It was part of land conveyed from Henry Deane to James Holden in 1874 and subsequently included in the Holden's Subdivision (Nos. 60 and 64 Park Road were Lots 44-46 of that subdivsion). In 1959, Nos. 60 and 64 Park Road were transferred under Will Probate of Robert Thompson to: R Thompson (Jr.), E Thompson, and D Thompson. Land was re-subdivided in c. 1960 and converted to Torrens Title (DP 164520 to DP 246899). The rear area was reduced further through the re-subdivision DP 598485. The property was transferred to new ownership in 1984. Registered development activities include addition of a garage in 1990 (LTO CT Volume-Folios: 13831-112, 11944-244 and OS Bk 2480 No. 181).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Housing in villages and suburbs-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The item has integrity.
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.

Recommended management:

Retain and conserve. Alterations should not impact on the views to the house from publicly accessible areas and should be confined to the rear of the property. Any fabric repairs should follow original details in form, material and finish.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069
Local Environmental PlanWollongong LEP 2009617926 Feb 10 2010-76 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B57-NMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonCatherine Macarthur No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136179Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700518

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