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CBC Bank

Item details

Name of item: CBC Bank
Other name/s: National Australia Bank
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Bank
Location: Lat: -32.2465765754 Long: 148.6018626330
Primary address: 110-114 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Parish: Dubbo
County: Lincoln
Local govt. area: Dubbo
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Dubbo
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP995606
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
110-114 Macquarie StreetDubboDubboDubboLincolnPrimary Address
110-114 Macquarie StreetDubboDubboDubboLincolnDuplicate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Bresbat Pty LtdPrivate22 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

The CBC Bank was designed and built about 1906 to 1907 by Laurie and Heath and is a fine Edwardian bank with a commanding arcaded elevation to Macquarie Street, incorporating a central turret. It is an important component of Dubbo’s townscape. (Heritage Office files)
Date significance updated: 30 Apr 01
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Designer/Maker: Laurie and Heath
Physical description: The CBC Bank is constructed in the Edwardian style. Its facade is comprised of a low, central pyramid roofed turret flanked by arcaded and verandahed wings either side. (Branch Managers Report to Heritage Council 3/5/1979)
Modifications and dates: 1980 - internal modifications and two palm trees removed
Former use: Bank


Historical notes: The CBC bank was designed and constructed circa 1906 to 1907 by Laurie and Heath for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Ltd.

In 1979 the Heritage Council received from Dubbo City Council a request for advice concerning the proposed demolition for redevelopment of the CBC Bank.

Following an inspection by the Heritage Office and discussions with the owner an Interim Conservation Order was placed on 25 May 1979.

Following the placement of the Interim Conservation Order, the management of the CBC Bank, with advice from the Heritage Office, undertook to renovate, repair and adapt the premises. The work carried out reinforced the buildings important civic contribution to Dubbo.

A Permanent Conservation Order was placed over the property on 4 September 1981.

It was transferred to the State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The CBC Bank was designed and built about 1906 to 1907 by Laurie and Heath.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The CBC Bank is a fine Edwardian bank with a commanding arcaded elevation to Macquarie Street, incorporating a central turret. It is an important component of Dubbo’s townscape.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

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

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0003902 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0003904 Sep 81 1344732
Local Environmental Plan  08 Feb 81   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1979Branch Managers Report to Heritage Council 3/5/1979

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045275
File number: S90/06056 & HC 32264

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