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Item details

Name of item: Building
Other name/s: Darling House
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -33.8575587128 Long: 151.2066921990
Primary address: 8, 10, 12 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
LOT78 DP816308
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8, 10, 12 Trinity AvenueMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Shapen (Darling House) Pty LtdPrivate 

Statement of significance:

This property is an integration of refurbishment and new construction within an historic context.

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: Two storey Regency house of sandstone. Newly renovated and, with new building on adjoining block, is now a nine bedroom nursing home. Five french doors open onto second storey balcony with metal balustrade and verandah posts. Corrugated galvanised iron roof to main building and verandah painted in wide stripes. Lower storey has four sash windows and entrance door with fanlight. Storeys: 2 Construction: Sandstone, corrugated galvanised iron roof, cast iron and painted metal balustrading, timber joinery. Style: Regency, Late Twentieth Century
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Modifications and dates: External: Newly renovated 1994 - Last inspected: 23/02/95 Internal: Newly renovated - Last inspected:
Current use: Nursing Home
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 building has been newly renovated and, with new addition, has become a nursing home.

Recommended management:

Recently constructed two storey townhouse carefully designed to form an infil amongst heritage listed properties. Although in itself not having heritage value, as it relates so well to the street any changes and modifications repairs and the like should be referred to a Heritage Architect.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for endorsementCMP received for 8-12 Trinity Ave, Millers Point  
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 0084202 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Local Environmental PlanCSH LEP 4 07 Apr 00   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenURBIS20168-12 Trinity Avenue, Millers Point - Conservation Management Plan

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Data source

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045233

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