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Item details

Name of item: Substation
Other name/s: #77 Pine Street
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Utilities - Electricity
Category: Electricity Transformer/Substation
Location: Lat: -33.8195319150 Long: 151.2126580320
Primary address: 143 Bellevue Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: North Sydney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Metropolitan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOTB DP329809
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
143 Bellevue StreetCammerayNorth SydneyWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address
Pine StreetCammerayNorth Sydney  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The Pine Street substation is an unusual, rare and representative example of a well-detailed Interwar Gothic building built in face brick with rendered details.
Date significance updated: 13 Nov 00
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: The Pine Street substation is an unusual, tall, two storey well-detailed face brick building set back from the street. It has an asymmetrical facade designed in the Interwar Gothic style which features a tudor inspired 'tower' fa├žade incorporating crenellations, a large arched doorway to one side, and a round headed window to the other. Stylistic elements include rounded-gable parapets, and an Art Nouveau lettering plaque over the smaller entrance.
The Pine street substation is constructed using load bearing face brick with cement rendered details. It makes use of brick arches.
Architectural Style: Interwar Gothic.
Exterior materials: Face Brick, Cement Render, Steel Roller Shutter.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:13 Nov 00


Historical notes: The Pine Street substation is a purpose designed and built structure dating from 1915. "1915" and "ELECTRIC LIGHT SUB-STATION" appear on the facade in relief.
Historical Period: 1901-1925

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 0093702 Apr 99 271546
Local Environmental Plan 198903 Nov 89 1079264

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045651
File number: S97/00023/1

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