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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 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


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

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Name: Heritage NSW
Database number: 5045651
File number: S97/00023/1

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