Flats | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Flats
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -33.8573738038 Long: 151.2067190550
Primary address: 2, 4 Trinity Avenue, 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
PART LOT77 DP816308
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2, 4 Trinity AvenueMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address
2a, 4a Trinity AvenueMillers PointSydney  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Land and Housing CorporationState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

This block is one of a group of three storey apartment blocks built circa 1910 which is a fine example of post-plague workers' housing.

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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Designer/Maker: NSW Government Architect
Physical description: Two bedroom unit in a block of three storey face brick c.1910 apartments with restrained detailing. Storeys: 3 Construction: Face brick, corrugated iron roof and timber bracketed sun hoods. Cast iron balconies. Painted timber windows. Style: Federation Arts and Crafts
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Modifications and dates: External: Shutters altered. Joinery modified.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities. This block of apartments is one of a group built as part of the post-plague redevelopment of the area. First tenanted by Department of Housing 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 30 - 42 Lower Fort Street & 2 -4 Trinity Avenue Millers Point May 18 2017

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0086902 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5001054

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