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Stevens Terrace

Item details

Name of item: Stevens Terrace
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -33.8578071170 Long: 151.2055441551
Primary address: 73 Windmill Street, Millers Point, NSW 2000
Parish: St Philip
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Sydney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Metropolitan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT42 DP1199181
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
73 Windmill StreetMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated

Statement of significance:

This apartment building was built in 1900 for the Stevens family as a high class boarding house, on the site of the former "Live & Let Live Hotel". Possibly the first walkup apartment block in Sydney.

It is part of the Millers Point Conservation Area, an intact residential and maritime precinct. It contains residential buildings and civic spaces dating from the 1830's and is an important example of C19th adaptation of the landscape.
Date significance updated: 23 Nov 00
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Physical description: Four storey late Victorian apartment building with 9*2 bedroom units. Recessed central balconies and an elaborate parapet. Storeys: 4 Construction: Face brick and rendered masonry walls. Corrugated galvanised iron roof. Iron lace balustrades. Painted timber joinery. Original timber stairs replaced with concrete stairs. Style: Victorian Italianate
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Modifications and dates: External: Stairhall roof added later - Last inspected: 23/02/95 Internal: Rehabilitated in 1988 to meet contemporary requirements for fire isolated stairs.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Boarding House


Historical notes: Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities. This property was built for the Stevens family in 1900 as a high class boarding house, and is possibly the first walkup in Sydney. First tenanted by DoH in 1982.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for endorsementCMP for 73 Windmill Street. Nov 3 2017

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0086202 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Local Environmental PlanCSH LEP 4 07 Apr 00   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Department of Housing s170 Register1998 Brooks & Associates  Yes

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5000971

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