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Mill Centre

Item details

Name of item: Mill Centre
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -35.4400314772 Long: 149.7998554500
Primary address: Wallace Street, Braidwood, NSW 2622
Parish: Braidwood
County: St Vincent
Local govt. area: Palerang
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Batemans Bay
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP846907
LOT2 DP846907
LOT3 DP846907
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Wallace StreetBraidwoodPalerangBraidwoodSt VincentPrimary Address
McKellar StreetBraidwoodPalerangBraidwoodSt VincentAlternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
 Private25 Mar 99
Royds Pty LtdPrivate25 Mar 99


Physical description: The Mill Centre consists of several buildings of heritage interest.
A two-storey commercial building in Victorian Georgian style extends along the Wallace Street frontage. It has a single-storey timber-framed veranda and ogee profiles roof. The columns are flat profile of Tuscan. The windows are twelve-pane sliding ash windows with implied flat arch elements articulated above each opening in the stucco. The ground floor street-facing windows are larger, as befitted a late Georgian period shop. The veranda flooring is paved with sandstone flagstones. The corrugated steel roof is hipped with a valley in between two shops. The interior has possibly original wide floor boards, butt jointed. Some original shellac timber joinery remains such as architraves.

The 'old post office cottage' is a single-storey building constructed of bagged brick work and corrugated steel roofing with two parallel gables facing McKellar Street. The windows appear to be taken from other buildings and each is typical of a different decade 1860s - 1920s. The western facade has been altered to suit a dwelling use.

A mill building is on the adjacent site facing McKellar Street. It is a two-storey rectangular prism with a hip roof of short length corrugated steel sheets. The walls are load-bearing rubble granite laid in bands as a form of coursing. The first floor has a series of twelve-paned timber sash windows. The ground floor north elevation has been changed several times, apparently soon after construction. Large archways on either side of the north elevation were filled in, and the windows added later. Several small doorways at the middle have been filled in and a later opening with a hardwood lintel was inserted. Apparently the large archways caused the building to become unstable, because a large buttressing mass of granite was constructed alongside the eastern wall. The east and west wall have no openings. The interior is one space with apparent remains of heavy timber galleries constructed to access the higher parts of the milling machinery. The building was used as a function centre in the early twenty-first century.

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)-

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 0043402 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0043411 Apr 86 601616
Local Environmental Plan 0199122 Nov 91 1639848

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045386
File number: S90/03300 & HC 33485

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