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Marrickville Town Hall (former)

Item details

Name of item: Marrickville Town Hall (former)
Other name/s: Marrickville Public School
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -33.9061701690 Long: 151.1597483210
Primary address: 96-106 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Parish: Petersham
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Marrickville
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Metropolitan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT961 DP813630
LOT962 DP813630
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
96-106 Illawarra RoadMarrickvilleMarrickvillePetershamCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The building is the oldest civil building in Marrickville and the fourth oldest Town Hall in Sydney. It is important for its association with the development and rise of local government in Sydney. It provides an important physical record of the early history of the municipality from its origins as a small village. It demonstrates the early pattern of Australian local politics. Completed 1879 the 2nd storey extension of 1883 incorporated the existing building into a landmark of great aesthetic value.
Date significance updated: 24 Aug 00
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Former use: Town Hall, School


Historical notes: The Town Hall in Illawarra Rd was opened in 1879. A second storey addition was later added, together with a portico and steps with a lion couchant on either side. It was replaced by a new Town Hall in Marrickville Rd in 1922, and was then purchased by the Department of Education. It was part of Marrickville Public School until 1985. In 1988 the school site was purchased by DOH and subdivided. The land adjoining the Town Hall being developed for pensioner housing.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. (none)-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. (none)-

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act Record converted from HIS events

Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(a) to demolish the rear two storey timber addition on the southwest corner of the original brick rendered building.
(b) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material; and
(c) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning, weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates and garden walls and tree surgery but not extensive lopping;
Aug 7 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 0057302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0057313 May 88 852685
Local Environmental Plan 0005001 Sep 89 0926453

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045101
File number: S90/04601 & HC 87/0185

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