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Item details

Name of item: Elm Court
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Other - Commercial
Location: Lat: -36.0837128682 Long: 146.9120942480
Primary address: 435 Townsend Street, Albury, NSW 2640
Parish: Albury
County: Goulburn
Local govt. area: Albury City
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Albury And District
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT411 DP746903
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
435 Townsend StreetAlburyAlbury CityAlburyGoulburnPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Indexe Pty LtdPrivate31 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

Elm Court was constructed in c.1880 as a coach building and harness making establishment with a residence on the second floor. The business, during its operation, added substantially to the economy of Albury. Currently it is a contributory item to the historic character of Albury.

Early coach industry in Albury - important for its silhouette and several recyclings (LEP, 2000).
Date significance updated: 17 Oct 06
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Designer/Maker: Gordon and Gordon
Construction years: 1885-
Physical description: Red brick, two storey construction in the Georgian style. The ground floor has a large, wide door in the northern end of the eastern fa├žade, reflecting it's original purpose as a coach building business.
Modifications and dates: Converted into a motel in the mid-1980s
Current use: Motel
Former use: Coach building and harness workshop


Historical notes: Elm Court was constructed as a coach building and harness workshop for James Higgins, with a residence on the upper floor. Higgins opened for business in 1888.

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 0014002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0014023 Oct 81 158 
Local Environmental Plan 007221 Dec 90 17411348
Local Environmental Plan  04 Apr 96   
Local Environmental Plan  28 Jul 00 97 

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismAttraction Homepage2007Elm Court Accommodation View detail
PhotographHeritage Office1979(not stated)
TourismTourism NSW2007Elm Court Motel View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045673
File number: S90/05925, HC 30117

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