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Wollongong Hospital Nurses Home

Item details

Name of item: Wollongong Hospital Nurses Home
Other name/s: Nurses home - Wollongong Hospital, Eloura House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Health Services
Category: Nurses’ Home
Location: Lat: -34.4247961985 Long: 150.8839179680
Primary address: Darling Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500
Parish: Wollongong
County: Camden
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Illawarra
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Darling StreetWollongongWollongong CityWollongongCamdenPrimary Address
Loftus StreetWollongongWollongong City  Alternate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Department of HealthState Government 

Statement of significance:

The hospital is of strong architectural significance as a fine example of Inter War hospital design.
Date significance updated: 27 Nov 00
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Designer/Maker: GA Cobden Parkes( NSW Government architect)
Construction years: 1937-1937
Physical description: A three storey nurses' home with round ended cantilevered balconies. Built in the Inter War Functionalist style. Cream facing bricks, Marseilles pattern semi-glazed terracotta tiles, reinforced concrete slab.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:18 Dec 00
Current use: Nurses' home
Former use: Nurses' home


Historical notes: Designed by the Government Architect, Cobden Parkes.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Health-Activities associated with preparing and providing medical assistance and/or promoting or maintaining the well being of humans (none)-

Recommended management:

Exercise great care to protect and recover very high cultural significance. Requires detailed conservation planning to assess and manage ongoing use and upgrading proposals.

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 0083602 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register 05/2/1/100001 Feb 92   
Regional Environmental PlanIllawarra REP No.1 11 Apr 86   
Local Environmental Plan 199028 Dec 90 18311553

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Department of Health - s170 Register199205/2/1/100Schwager, Brooks & Partners Pty Ltd  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045619

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