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Phillip Street Terraces

Item details

Name of item: Phillip Street Terraces
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Location: Lat: -33.8640036529 Long: 151.2115435850
Primary address: 39-47 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Parish: St James
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Sydney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Metropolitan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
VOL8644 FOL132
VOL8660 FOL164
VOL8660 FOL165
PART LOT104 DP836610
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
39-47 Phillip StreetSydneySydneySt JamesCumberlandPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
SAS Trustee CorporationState Government03 May 99
Current use: mixed: offices, restaurant
Former use: Aboriginal land, town lot, residences

History

Historical notes: The "Eora people" was the name given to the coastal Aborigines around Sydney. Central Sydney is therefore often referred to as "Eora Country". Within the City of Sydney local government area, the traditional owners are the Cadigal and Wangal bands of the Eora. There is no written record of the name of the language spoken and currently there are debates as whether the coastal peoples spoke a separate language "Eora" or whether this was actually a dialect of the Dharug language. Remnant bushland in places like Blackwattle Bay retain elements of traditional plant, bird and animal life, including fish and rock oysters.

With the invasion of the Sydney region, the Cadigal and Wangal people were decimated but there are descendants still living in Sydney today. All cities include many immigrants in their population. Aboriginal people from across the state have been attracted to suburbs such as Pyrmont, Balmain, Rozelle, Glebe and Redfern since the 1930s. Changes in government legislation in the 1960s provided freedom of movement enabling more Aboriginal people to choose to live in Sydney (sourced from Anita Heiss, "Aboriginal People and Place", Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/barani ).

Subject site:
The Heritage Council Restoration Steering (HC RS) Committee considered the propsect of letting the buildings on the basis of a combined residential/commercial use for a suitable lease period, with the cost of restoration work to be borne by the tenants.

In response to a press advertisement the HC RS Committee received 67 expressions of interest in restoring and leasing the terraces, covering a wide variety of uses. Legal action was taken to evict squatters in the buildings. A security fence was erected at the rear of the buildings but a detailed estimate of minor repairs needed could not be made due to difficulties in gaining access due to the squatters (HC, 1982).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
1. Environment-Tracing the evolution of a continent's special environments Environment - naturally evolved-Activities associated with the physical surroundings that support human life and influence or shape human cultures. Changing the environment-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Developing local, regional and national economies-National Theme 3
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Landscapes of urban amenity-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Landscapes and gardens of domestic accommodation-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Events-Activities and processes that mark the consequences of natural and cultural occurences Developing local landmarks-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Worker's Dwellings-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Building settlements, towns and cities-National Theme 4
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Terrace-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Changing land uses - from rural to suburban-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Administering and alienating Crown lands-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Changing land uses - from suburban to urban-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages 19th century suburban developments-
5. Working-Working Labour-Activities associated with work practises and organised and unorganised labour Working in hospitality industry-
5. Working-Working Labour-Activities associated with work practises and organised and unorganised labour Working in offices-

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act There are Two 57(2)'s on this PCO


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 materia - and the proposed work is approved by the Manager, Heritage Branch.
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning and tree surgery but not including extensive lopping, weed control and the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates and garden walls;
(3) Maintenance and repairs to existing access roads.

Any works which are in accordance with the Conservation Plan, prepared by Jackson Teece Chesterman and Willis.
Nov 10 1989
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act There are Two 57(2)'s on this PCO


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 materia - and the proposed work is approved by the Manager, Heritage Branch.
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning and tree surgery but not including extensive lopping, weed control and the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates and garden walls;
(3) Maintenance and repairs to existing access roads.

Any works which are in accordance with the Conservation Plan, prepared by Jackson Teece Chesterman and Willis.
Nov 10 1989
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions ORDER UNDER SECTION 57(2) OF THE HERITAGE ACT 1977

Standard exemptions for engaging in or carrying out activities / works otherwise prohibited by section 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977.

I, Donald Harwin, the Special Minister of State 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, effective 1 December 2020:

1. revoke the order made on 11 July 2008 and published on pages 91177 to 9182 of Government Gazette Number 110 of 5 September 2008 and varied by notice published in the Government Gazette on 5 March 2015; and

2. grant the exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 that are described in the attached Schedule.

Donald Harwin
Special Minister of State
Signed this 9th Day of November 2020.

To view the standard exemptions for engaging in or carrying out activities / works otherwise prohibited by section 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 click on the link below.
Nov 13 2020

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0062102 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0062110 Nov 89 1099529
Local Environmental PlanCSH Local Environmental Plan 4 07 Apr 00   
Register of the National Estate  27 Mar 84   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenHeritage Council of NSW1982Annual Report 1982

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage NSW
Database number: 5045323
File number: S90/03627 & HC 32817


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