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Commercial Hotel & Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Commercial Hotel & Cottage
Other name/s: Waterstreet Hotel
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Location: Lat: -36.0832241521 Long: 146.9223262550
Primary address: 430-436 Smollett Street, Albury, NSW 2640
Parish: Albury
County: Goulburn
Local govt. area: Albury City
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Albury And District
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT32 DP1151369
LOT311 DP1181927
PART LOT312 DP1181927
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
430-436 Smollett StreetAlburyAlbury CityAlburyGoulburnPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Cohalan & Mitchell Roofing Pty LtdPrivate 
Lavington Plaster Linings Pty LtdPrivate 
Layisa Pty LtdPrivate 
Waterstreet Property Pty LtdPrivate 

Statement of significance:

The hotel, dating from the 1850s with a 1880s verandah and 1912 architect-designed accommodation wing, is believed to be the oldest public hotel in Albury.

Early commercial response to the railway. Good example of late colonial style country hotel (LEP, 2000).
Date significance updated: 17 Jan 05
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Modifications and dates: c.1880s: Two storey front verandah constructed with timber floors and cast iron fretwork.
C.1912: Two storey rear accommodation wing constructed, architect-designed.
C.1950s: Ground floor windows replaced with P&O style fenestration and concrete awning.
2003-2005: Unsympathetic prior alterations to the building interiors removed, such as suspended ceilings, exposing original ceiling heights and plaster detailing.


Historical notes: The hotel is believed to have been constructed in c.1854, forming the oldest surviving public hotel in Albury.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act Building and Garden Maintenance

Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(1) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material; and
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning, weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates, garden walls and tree surgery, but not extensive lopping;
Aug 28 1987
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

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0053802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0053828 Aug 87 1364967
Local Environmental Plan  28 Jul 00 97 

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045091
File number: S90/03474, HC 33382, 09/01434

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