Mount Brown Reserve | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Mount Brown Reserve

Item details

Name of item: Mount Brown Reserve
Other name/s: Mt Brown Reserve
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Reserve
Primary address: Mt Brown Reserve, Dapto, NSW 2530
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Mt Brown ReserveDaptoWollongong City  Primary Address
Mt Brown ReserveKoonawarraWollongong City  Alternate Address
Mt Brown ReserveYallahWollongong City  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The Mount Brown Reserve is of significance for the local area as a rare collection of notable, aged, rare and representative tree specimens. The Reserve is a major local landmark with associaitons with the SHR site. The Reserve is rare as one of few remaining large areas of native forest displaying natural distribution of sclerophyll and rainforest in relation to topography and aspect, and it is a unique place in Illawarra in this regard.
Date significance updated: 04 May 18
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Physical description: Mount Brown Reserve comprises a large area of Eucalypt forest with patches of rainforest on eastern slopes and in gullies. Some areas are partly cleared. Eucalyptus forest is vulnerable to bushfire.
Further information: Some areas partly cleared. Eucalyptus forest vulnerable to bushfire due to build up of fuel. This locality be given strong support for urban bushland regeneration work. There exists the potential to continue regeneration of these slopes and gullies to include hilltops and western/ southern slopes.
Current use: Natural Landscape
Former use: Natural Landscape


Historical notes: Natural landscape area

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has landscape, natural and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
The item has scientific value.
SHR Criteria f)
The item has rarity.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative value.
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:

Refer to Conservation Management Plan. This locality should be given strong support for urban bushland regeneration work. There is potential to continue regeneration of these slopes and gullies to include hilltops and western/southern slopes.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMt Brown reserve633926 Feb 10 2010-76 
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991L4-SWMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonD. Fullerton No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136339Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700720

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