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Edwardian Shop/Residences

Item details

Name of item: Edwardian Shop/Residences
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Retail and Wholesale
Category: Shop
Location: Lat: -33.8585805886 Long: 151.2033494320
Primary address: 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 Kent Street, 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
PART LOT1 DP739194
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
21, 23, 25, 27, 29 Kent StreetMillers PointSydneySt PhilipCumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Land and Housing CorporationState Government21 Oct 98

Statement of significance:

An interesting, well detailed early twentieth century commercial development which was carried out as part of the post-plague redevelopment of the area. Very important to the Millers Point streetscape.

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: An interesting stone and face brick detailed Edwardian shop/residence, one of a group. Important streetscape element. Storeys: 2 Construction: Face brick and stone walls, slate roof, decorative face bricks, recessed verandah, decorative ventilators to gable ends. Awnings over footpaths tied back with iron rods. Style: Federation
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
External: Good
Modifications and dates: External: Shop fronts altered over time. Services added to external fabric. - Last inspected: 19/02/95
Current use: Shops/Residence
Former use: Commercial


Historical notes: Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities. This is a well detailed commercial development with residences above. It was built c.1911as part of the post plague redevelopment by the Sydney Harbour Trust. First tenanted by Department of Housing in 1986.

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 0088802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Local Environmental PlanCSH LEP 4 07 Apr 00   

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Database number: 5045609

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