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State Heritage Register

 

Corduroy Road Ruin Historic Site - East Coonamble Road Curban

SHR No 2015

a.Corduroy Road Ruin Historic Site is considered to be of state significance as an intact and rare survivor of the era of horse drawn coach transport. The site is the largest example of a corduroy road still visible in-situ in NSW.

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
24 September 2018

 

Eskbank House and Moveable Collections - 70 Inch Street Lithgow

SHR No. 02008

a.Eskbank House and its moveable collections is significant in demonstrating the way Lithgow developed into a city influential in the social and economic development of NSW. The moveable collections have special associations with former Prime Minister Sir Joseph Cook, the NSW pottery industry and the NSW iron and steel industry.
b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
14 August 2018

 

Argyle House - 85 Lower Fort Street Millers Point

SHR No 00838

a.Argyle House is considered to be of state significance for its historic values documenting the built history of the Millers Point area from early colonial years through to the turn of the nineteenth century. The item also demonstrates unique aesthetic values of mid-Victorian architecture and make a significant contribution to the state heritage listed Millers Point Conservation Area

b.The revised boundary for Argyle House comprises the whole of the new land parcel, Lot 27 DP 1221024 and more accurately reflects the property's historical land boundary

c.Revising the listing boundary is consistent with the Heritage Council approval for a land parcel subdivision. The approval was made on condition that the SHR boundary be adjusted and the new land boundary aligns with the SHR boundary.

The Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton
13 August 2018

 

Shipwrights Arms Inn (former) - 75 Windmill Street Millers Point

SHR No 850


a.The Shipwrights Arms Inn (former) is considered to be of state significance for its historic values documenting the built history of the Millers Point area from early colonial years through to the turn of the nineteenth century. It also demonstrates unique aesthetic values of colonial Georgian architecture and makes a significant contribution to the state heritage listed Millers Point Conservation Area

b.The revised boundary for the Shipwrights Arms Inn (former) comprises the whole of new land parcels Lot 100 and Lot 101 DP 1238845 and more accurately reflects the historical land boundary.

c.Revising the listing boundary is consistent with the Heritage Council approval of the most recent application for a land parcel subdivision of this property. The approval was made on condition that the SHR boundary be adjusted and the two new lots aligns with the SHR boundary.


Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
13 August 2018

 

Redfern Park and Oval - Elizabeth, Redfern, Chalmers, and Phillip Streets Redfern

SHR No 2016


a.Redfern Park and Oval is considered to be of state significance as a physical symbol of Aboriginal cultural, political, social and sporting movements which remain as cultural touchstones to teach future generations of Australians.

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage Minister for Heritage


The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
10 August 2018

 

East Warrah Woolshed - Merriwa-Murrurundi Road Warrah Creek

SHR No 1962

a.East Warrah Woolshed is considered to be of state heritage significance as the working heart of the first head station established by the Australian Agricultural Company, the first private enterprise in the colony to establish the fine wool industry in NSW.

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
2 August 2018

 

St Johns Anglican Church Precinct - 6-22 Menangle Road Camden

SHR 02006


a.St John's Anglican Church Precinct is considered to be of state significance as a group of complimentary church buildings set in a picturesque landscape that creates a remarkable place of Anglican worship. St John's Anglican Church is significant for its early Gothic Revival design and its tower and spire is an important regional landmark that dominates the surrounding countryside. The precinct is also strongly associated with the Macarthur family.

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
2 August 2018

 

The Church of the Holy Innocents, Churchyard and Cemetery - 130 Rossmore Avenue West Rossmore

SHR 02005


a.the Church of the Holy Innocents, Churchyard and Cemetery is considered to be of state significance as it is the result of the unusual partnership of two prominent nineteenth century ecclesiastical architects, English Richard Cromwell Carpenter and Australian Edmund Blacket. It is the only church in NSW based on a design by Carpenter and one of only three in Australia. The finely designed, small Gothic Revival church with associated cemetery, churchyard, and remnant semi-rural setting is a remarkable and rare place of Anglican worship.

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
2 August 2018

 

White Hart Inn Archaeological Site - Windsor Road Beaumont Hills

SHR No 02007


a.The White Hart Inn Archaeological Site is considered to be of state significance as it provides rare, surviving archaeological evidence of a roadside inn established during the early nineteenth century on one of the oldest roads in NSW.

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
2 August 2018

 

Cook Park - 24-26 Summer Street Orange

SHR No 01998

a. Cook Park is considered to be of state significance as a fine example of the Victorian era style public park. Set aside as a public reserve in 1854 and proclaimed as a park in 1873, Cook Park maintains various elements from its establishment through to the present day including general formal layout, mature tree and shrub plantings, flower beds and built elements.
B. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
C. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
D. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

The Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
24 August 2018

 

Wentworth and Reform Gold Mines - 4570-4578 Mitchell Highway Lucknow

SHR No 02004

a.Wentworth and Reform Gold Mines are considered to be of state significance as the sites represent a compact and intact example of late 19tht and early 20th century gold mining. The presence of the intact stamper battery building and its associated infrastructure is a rare example of its type remaining in NSW.
b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
2 August 2018

 

The University of Sydney, University Colleges and Victoria Park - Cnr of Parramatta and City Roads Camperdown

SHR 01974

a. The University of Sydney, University Colleges and Victoria Park is a major landmark in Sydney and NSW and is considered to be of state significance as the first and oldest university in Australia, incorporating the first university college for women in Australia, the Women’s College. The inter-connected landscapes reflect the development of tertiary education, landscape design, institutional architecture, economic development and social attitudes. The cultural landscape and built environment has significant associations with many of NSW’s most prominent architects and has great social significance as an iconic place of historic, academic, cultural, sporting, recreational and social pursuits and events. This includes its role as a site for student activism during the 20th century, in particular the 1965 Freedom Ride, Vietnam War and conscription protests.
b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state’s heritage.
d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state’s heritage.

Hon. Gabrielle Upton
Minister for Heritage
2 August 2018

 

Robb College - Meredith Road Armidale

Decision pursuant to Section 34(1) of the Heritage Act 1977

Robb College, Meredith Road, University of New England, Armidale

I, Gabrielle Upton, Minister for Heritage, have decided pursuant to section 34(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 not to direct the listing of Robb College on the State Heritage Register.

Pursuant to section 34(4) of the Heritage Act 1977 a decision of the Minister to direct, or not to direct, the listing on the State Heritage Register of an item that the Heritage Council has recommended be listed is to contain the reasons for listing or not listing the item. The reasons for my decision are attached.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
29 July 2018


Reasons for Decision

Background
Robb College is a mid-twentieth century residential accommodation complex within the grounds of the University of New England (University) at Armidale in northern NSW. It is a complex of four buildings being three residential buildings and one dining hall/common room building arranged around a central quadrangle. It was constructed in the late 1950s/early 1960s, using some locally derived resources as well as mass produced and standardized materials.

In 2012 the University proposed plans to update and refurbish the Robb College student accommodation. Shortly afterward the Heritage Council received a nomination of the College for consideration for listing on the State Heritage Register (Register).

Following extensive investigations and liaison with the University and other stakeholders, the Heritage Council on 1 October 2014 resolved to recommend to the Minister for Heritage that Robb College be listed. Later in October 2014 the University closed Robb College due to the listing process and safety concerns, and residents were relocated to alternative UNE colleges.

In January 2015 the University objected to listing on the basis that their proposed redevelopment would take into account heritage aspects of the College through retaining and refurbishing the central Dining Room building, and construction of three new residential accommodation blocks, each taking into account heritage considerations and on the same footprint of the current college buildings. The University contended that listing Robb College on the Register prior to redevelopment would render the College incapable of reasonable use whether as student accommodation or otherwise. Conversely, it contended that redevelopment would achieve the conservation of the heritage significance of the complex while allowing for its redevelopment to meet the contemporary requirements of the University and its students.

The then Minister for Heritage requested that the Heritage Council explore with the University whether a potentially mutually agreeable course of action could be determined. Discussions occurred from that time but did not result in an agreement, and in 2017 the Heritage Council resolved not to progress with the listing. Nevertheless, the matter was previously referred to the Minister for determination and a decision must be made.

Current circumstances of Robb College
I understand that hazardous materials in the accommodation buildings of Robb College are currently being removed and demolition is planned to follow. This is being undertaken under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017. I also understand that the University will be appointing appropriate architectural services to guide the future development of the new accommodation buildings of Robb College.

I acknowledge that the University has given its commitment to the Heritage Council to design and construct the accommodation buildings in a manner that is in keeping with Michael Dysart's key heritage planning principles, these being the underlying geometric order, interlocking courtyard concept and use of indigenous materials in Robb College.

Consultation
On two separate occasions during the listing process, and in accordance with section 33(1) of the Heritage Act 1977(NSW) (the Act), the Heritage Council has invited the NSW community to make submissions on the proposal to list Robb College on the Register. On the first occasion, five submissions were received (four in support and one objecting to listing) and on the second occasion, four submissions were received (three in support and one objecting to listing). In considering the Heritage Council's recommendation to list Robb College (Recommendation), I have also given consideration to the submissions received.

I acknowledge that the majority of submissions received during and after the formal consultation periods outline the state heritage significance of Robb College and call for its protection and listing on the Register. I also acknowledge that these submissions have been received from notable heritage organisations and individuals; prominent architectural organisations and individuals; Robb College alumni groups and individuals; and the general NSW community.

I also acknowledge the submissions received from the University outlining its concerns about listing and its impact on the redevelopment and future use of Robb College.

In considering the submissions received throughout this process, I appreciate the commitment and willingness of all parties to engage with the proposed listing of Robb College on the Register.

Matters to be considered
I cannot decide to direct a listing without having satisfied the requirements of section 32(1) of the Act. In addition to having received a Recommendation from the Heritage Council that the item be listed, section 32 requires that I consider:

a.the recommendation of the Heritage Council that the item should be listed;

b.whether the long-term conservation of the item is necessary;

c.whether the listing would render the item incapable of reasonable or economic use; and

d.whether the listing would cause undue financial hardship to the owner, mortgagee or lessee of the item or the land on which the item is situated.

In considering the Recommendation, I must consider those matters arising from sections 33(1)(d), 33(3) and 33(4) of the Act, being the matters which were taken into account by the Heritage Council in making its recommendation. These matters include the criteria approved as referred to in section 4A for determining whether an item is of state heritage significance (section 33(3)(a)).

Under section 33(3)(a), the Heritage Council must not make a decision to recommend the listing of an item on the Register unless it considers that the item satisfies more than one of the criteria approved as referred to in section 4A for determining whether an item is of state heritage significance.

State heritage significance in relation to a building means significance to the State in relation to the historical, scientific, cultural, social, archaeological, architectural, natural or aesthetic value of the item (section 4A(1)).

Consideration
I have before me the Recommendation of the Heritage Council and other material submitted to me by the Office of Environment and Heritage. I have given careful consideration to this material and to the matters I am required to consider including the criteria endorsed by the Heritage Council and set out in section 4A. Having done so, I note and do not disagree with the Heritage Council's view that the College is of state heritage significance.

In relation to the matters set out in section 32 I note the following:

a.The recommendation of the Heritage Council that the item should be listed
I have considered and taken this recommendation into account. I acknowledge and accept the Heritage Council's assessment of the state heritage significance of Robb College under the following criteria:

Criterion A (historical significance) - I accept that Robb College is of state heritage significance as one of the first modernist college complexes designed for a regional campus outside of Sydney.

Criterion B (associative significance) - I accept that Robb College is of state heritage significance for its association with architect Michael Dysart and the NSW Government Architect of the period, Edward (Ted) Farmer (1958-73).

Criterion C (aesthetic significance) - I accept that Robb College is of state heritage significance for its particular aesthetic values as a college complex associated with the Modern Movement.

Criterion D (social significance) - I accept that Robb College is of state heritage significance for its social significance to the former students, fellows and staff who have resided at the college since the 1960s and who continue to have a close association and connection with the site.

Criterion F (rarity values) - I accept that Robb College is of state heritage significance as one of the first college complexes associated with the Modern Movement to be built in regional NSW and outside of Sydney.

I acknowledge that each of the seven formal submissions received by the Heritage Council in support of listing identified the state heritage significance of Robb College.

b.Whether the long-term conservation of the item is necessary
The University states that the Dining Hall will be retained and refurbished, and that the fabric of the accommodation buildings is beyond reasonable repair or conservation. The Heritage Council has noted that the significance of Robb College lies more in its form and interrelated spaces rather than its physical fabric; and that the significance of Robb College can be retained by the adoption of Michael Dysart's key heritage planning principles, these being the underlying geometric order, interlocking courtyard concept and use of indigenous materials, in its redevelopment.

I acknowledge that in submissions from the University and various Robb College alumni groups received by the Heritage Council, the need to provide contemporary refurbished facilities for the Robb College student body is a requirement for the future use of the complex. I accept that the provision of these facilities can only be achieved if the long-term conservation of the accommodation buildings is not necessary.

In considering both findings of the University and the Heritage Council, I consider that the long-term conservation of the accommodation buildings of Robb College is not necessary and that the significance of the college can be maintained in alternative ways.

c.Whether the listing would render the item incapable of reasonable or economic use
The Heritage Council suggested in its Recommendation that the college is capable of sympathetic adaptive reuse and therefore capable of reasonable and economic use.

The University has stated in its submission and in subsequent representations and I accept that Robb College in its current form is incapable of reasonable use as a result of the state of repair, safety issues and the presence of hazardous materials. In my mind the level and degree of intervention to adaptively reuse the buildings and achieve the University's objectives would create an unreasonable burden such as to render the building incapable of reasonable or economic use.

d.Whether the listing would cause undue financial hardship to the owner, mortgagee or lessee of the item or the land on which the item is situated
I have considered the material and am not able to form a view that listing would cause undue financial hardship to the University.

Conclusion
On balance, having considered the material before me and reached the conclusions set out above, I have determined not to direct the listing of Robb College on the State Heritage Register.

 

1915 Picnic Train Attack and White Rocks Reserve - Hynes Street Broken Hill

SHR No 02002

a. 1915 Picnic Train Attack & White Rocks Reserve is considered to be of state heritage significance for their historical values as the sites of the only World War One incident where Australian citizens were fatally attacked on Australian soil and under a foreign flag. Although a minor incident in the greater history of the war, it had a significant effect on the population of Broken Hill, and right across Australia with many views reported and commented on, with differing perspectives, many being xenophobic and some liberal.

The sites state heritage significance is enhanced through association with the so-called Afghan cameleers in the arid regions of Australia, specifically the people based at the Ghan Town on the outskirts of Broken Hill who worshiped at the SHR listed mosque. It is also associated with German and other migrants from countries allied with Germany, and the story of their treatment across Australia as enemy aliens during World War 1. In addition, the sites state heritage significance is enhanced through an association to the Manchester Unity Order of Oddfellows, members of which were subject of the Picnic Train Attack.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item as part of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
26 June 2018

 

Newcastle Reservoirs Site - 51 Brown Street The Hill

SHR No 02001


a. The Newcastle Reservoirs Site is of state heritage significance for its historical associations with the Walka and Chichester water supply schemes, the first and second water supply schemes for the Hunter District. The Walka scheme was the first in Australia to incorporate both filtration at source and fully enclosed water distribution and storage. The Newcastle Reservoirs Site demonstrates the transition from ad hoc local water sources to centralised reticulated water supply systems. The site is associated with several people important in the history of NSW civil and hydraulic engineering, and demonstrates engineering and aesthetic techniques important in the history of NSW water supply.

b. State Heritage Register listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. State Heritage Register listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. State heritage register isting will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
16 April 2018

 

Hadley Park - 14-278 Old Castlereagh Road Castlereagh

SHR No. 02009

a. Hadley Park is considered to be of state significance as part of a cultural landscape that documents pre-contact Aboriginal occupation on the Nepean River to early nineteenth century colonial expansion, settlement and development and twentieth century extractive industry. It is significant as a colonial rural property with a rare, highly intact farm house and slab cottage, associated buildings and garden that date to one of the earliest phases of European settlement in Australia. It is a remnant of what was formerly a substantially intact rural colonial landscape of a large scale.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
14 April 2018

 

Brett Whiteley House and Visual Curtilage - 1 Walker Street Lavender Bay

SHR No 01949


a.Brett Whiteley's House and Visual Curtilage is considered to be of state significance due to its association with famous Australian artist Brett Whiteley AO. The house interiors and the setting/views are the subject of many of Whiteley's Lavender Bay works. The interior aspects and the exterior views/setting were often contrasted in his paintings expressing his creative genius and the significance of Lavender Bay as a subject. The listing includes the picturesque landscape illustrated in many of Whiteley's artworks.

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
23 March 2018

 

Gee Gee Bridge over Wakool River - Noorong Road (Main Road 94) Cunninyeuk

SHR 01469 - Revoked

* Gee Gee Bridge over Wakool River has been identified in the Heritage Council endorsed RMS NSW Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy (2012) for replacement and removal;
* On close analysis Gee Gee Bridge over Wakool River has been assessed to be in poor condition and conservation of the existing bridge would not substantially strengthen the representative sample of single span Dare truss bridges on the State Heritage Register;
* The bridge has no identifiable prospects for transfer, relocation, adaptive reuse or retention as an orphan structure, thus the long-term conservation of the item is not necessary;
* Continued listing renders the item incapable of reasonable or economic use, and would cause undue financial hardship to the owner, mortgagee or lessee of the item.
* It is considered that section 38(1)(a) of the Heritage Act 1977 has been met allowing the removal of Gee Gee Bridge over Wakool River from the State Heritage Register.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
2 March 2018

 

Windy Station Woolshed - Windy Road Pine Ridge

SHR No 01963

a.Windy Station Woolshed is considered to be of state heritage significance for its historical role in the development of the fine wool industry in the colony of NSW and its association with the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), the colony's first private enterprise established with the aim of developing the fine wool industry in NSW. It is also of state heritage significance for its aesthetic and landmark qualities as a large and majestic example of Federation Carpenter architecture.

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.


Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
21 December 2017

 

NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Office and Records - 37 Cavendish Street Stanmore

SHR No 01964

a.The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Office and Records is considered to be of state significance as the working core of the peak Aboriginal education body in NSW and for its special associations with the Aboriginal community across NSW. The combined physical resources, organisation minutes, reports and educational resource documents housed there represents a significant research resource on the history of Aboriginal education in NSW.

b.The listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.



Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
21 December 2017

 

Liverpool Courthouse (former) and Potential Archaeological Site - 251 Bigge Street Liverpool

SHR No. 01999

a. The former Liverpool Courthouse (1819) and Potential Archaeological Site is of state heritage significance as it demonstrates the activities of significant historic importance to the state from 1819 for over 120 years. The archaeology site is one of the earliest surviving examples of a convict barracks on the Australian mainland. It is likely that only Sydney's Hyde Park Barracks (1817-19) predates it. The potential archaeological remains of the barracks at the rear of the courthouse may provide key ongoing research opportunities in fields such as convict studies, colonial settlement and working class communities, all important themes in Australian history.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
27 October 2017

 

Sirius Apartment Building - 36 - 50 Cumberland Street The Rocks

Decision pursuant to Section 34(1) of the Heritage Act 1977

Sirius Building - 36-50 Cumberland Street The Rocks

I, Gabrielle Upton, Minister for Heritage, have decided pursuant to section 34(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 not to direct the listing of the Sirius Building on the State Heritage Register.

Pursuant to section 34(4) of the Heritage Act 1977 a decision of the Minister to direct, or not to direct, the listing on the State Heritage Register of an item that the Heritage Council has recommended be listed is to contain the reasons for listing or not listing the item. The reasons for my decision are attached.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
25 October 2017

Reasons for Decision

Background
The Sirius building is located at 36-50 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. The building was built by 1980 and was, until recently, used for social housing.

On 2 December 2015, the Heritage Council resolved to recommend to the Minister that he direct the listing of Sirius on the State Heritage Register (Register). The Heritage Council made its recommendation to the Minister on 14 March 2016 (Recommendation).

On 30 July 2016, the former Minister made a decision declining to direct that the Sirius Building in the Rocks be listed on the Register pursuant to s. 32 of the Act.

On 25 July 2017, the Land and Environment Court declared that the former Minister's decision is invalid and of no effect, and ordered the Minister to make a decision either to direct or not to direct the listing of the Sirius Apartment Building on the State Heritage Register under section 34(1) of the Heritage Act according to law (Judgment).
In these reasons, references to paragraphs, unless otherwise identified, refer to paragraphs of the Judgment, and references to sections are references to sections of the Act.

Matters to be considered
I have been ordered to make a decision either to direct or not direct the listing of the Sirius Building on the Register under section 34(1). As the Court explained, my decision must be referable to the Heritage Council's recommendation (Judgment, paragraphs 99-100).

I cannot decide to direct a listing without having satisfied the requirements of section 32(1) of the Act. In addition to having received a recommendation from the Heritage Council that the item be listed, section 32 requires that I consider:
a.the recommendation of the Heritage Council that the item should be listed;
b.whether the long-term conservation of the item is necessary;
c.whether the listing would render the item incapable of reasonable or economic use; and
d.whether the listing would cause undue financial hardship to the owner, mortgagee or lessee of the item or the land on which the item is situated.

In considering the Recommendation, I must consider those matters arising from sections 33(1)(d), 33(3) and 33(4) of the Act, being the matters which were taken into account by the Heritage Council in making its recommendation (Judgment, paragraphs 102-103). These matters include the criteria approved as referred to in section 4A for determining whether an item is of State heritage significance (section 33(3)(a)). Under section 33(3)(a), the Heritage Council must not make a decision to recommend the listing of an item on the Register unless it considers that the item satisfies more than one of the following criteria approved as referred to in section 4A for determining whether an item is of State heritage significance:
a. an item is important in the course, or pattern, of NSW's cultural or natural history;
b. an item has strong or special association with the life or works of a person, or group of person, of importance in NSW's cultural or natural history.
c. an item is important in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics and/or a high degree of creative or technical achievement in NSW.
d. an item has strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group in NSW for social, cultural or spiritual reasons.
e. an item has potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of NSW's cultural or natural history;
f. an item possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of NSW's cultural or natural history.
g. an item is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a class of NSW's
*cultural or natural places
*cultural or natural environments.
If an item satisfies only one of those criteria, the item must be of such particular significance that it should be listed.
State heritage significance in relation to a building means significance to the State in relation to the historical, scientific, cultural, social, archaeological, architectural, natural or aesthetic value of the item (section 4A(1)).

Consideration
I have before me the Recommendation, and the submissions to the Heritage Council under section 33(1)(d). I have given careful consideration to this material and to the matters I am required to consider, including the criteria set out in section 4A and the State Heritage Criteria.

After considering the recommendation of the Heritage Council and the submissions in response to public notification, I note the following:
1.The Heritage Council only recommended listing on the grounds of aesthetics (c) and rarity (f), although many submissions also advocated for other grounds. Given the divergent views expressed on these other grounds by submissions for and against listing - particularly on the significance of the Sirius building as an outcome of the green bans (and whether its relevance was state-wide or only local), and the relevance of the building to the work of participants in the green ban, I agree with the Heritage Council's decision not to recommend on these other grounds.

2.While the nomination and recommendation cites the building as a 'fine' example of late brutalist architecture, there are contrary expert opinions that the design of the building is not considered innovative or unique, nor did it have a lasting influence on building design or social housing either domestically or internationally. I note one of the experts commissioned by the Heritage Council agreed the elements of the building (off form concrete and precast concrete windows) are "not of especial technical significance in their own right".

3.Similarly, while the Heritage Council identified it as a representation of an important move by the Housing Commission in the mid 1970's away from modernist ideals of towers towards solutions that involved community participation and the placement of such housing and retention of long time low income residents in historic inner urban precincts, a number of the contrary submissions and expert reports argue that it was not the only (or earliest) example of brutalist architecture in the social housing estate, that this approach has not had a lasting impact and there are other (and earlier) examples of retaining low income residents in inner urban precincts.

The two criteria upon which the Heritage Council made the Recommendation were (c) - aesthetic values and (f) - rarity. I will address each of these in turn.

Aesthetic value - the item is important in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics and/or a high degree of creative or technical achievement in NSW

It is difficult to objectively assess a value which necessarily involves a subjective component. There are differing views in relation to whether or not the Sirius Building is of aesthetic value at all, and the nature of that value. The views expressed are, on occasions, quite polarised, which is understandable given the nature of the building and its location. The design of the building has been the subject of much commentary, both positive and negative.

It is not my role to decide if the Sirius Building is aesthetically "good" or "bad". My role is to decide whether the building has aesthetic value and, if so, whether that value is such as to satisfy the criterion at a state level. There has been a mixed reaction to the aesthetics of the Sirius Building throughout its history.

Some submissions highlight the Sirius Building as being a fine example of the late Brutalist style of architecture. However, there are also submissions which note that the building may not have been consciously designed in the Brutalist style and that, in any event, the building was not an influential example of that style.

Other material notes that the Sirius Building is a landmark in Sydney Harbour, bookending the Opera House and providing an entrance marker to the city from the Harbour Bridge. While the Sirius Building is distinctive, in my view, it is not a landmark worthy of State heritage protection.

On balance, I do not believe that that the Sirius Building is important in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics and/or a high degree of creative or technical achievement in NSW, and this criterion is not met.

Rarity - the item possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of NSW's cultural or natural history
The Heritage Council consideration of listing report at page 16 states that the Sirius Building is "one of only two examples makes the building rare, regardless of the perceived success or otherwise of the subsequent career of the architect." The Heritage Council considered that a rare combination of events, including green bans and development pressure on low income residents, resulted in the development of a brutalist public housing building in the Rocks. While this may be an uncommon combination of circumstances it does not mean the building has heritage significance for the state of NSW.

It is important to consider "rarity" in the context of the published criteria, that is, whether the building possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of NSW's cultural or natural history. Having carefully considered the material before me on balance I am not convinced that these requirements are met.

One of the submissions refers to the Sirius Building as being a "rare and intact example of late Brutalist architecture as applied to an apartment building dedicated to social housing". I accept this may be the case. However, I am of the view that being an example of the use of Brutalist architecture in public housing is not of sufficient importance to NSW to constitute listing the Sirius Building. I am assisted in coming to this view by the submissions which highlight that there are other intact examples of 20th Century public housing, and other examples of Brutalist architecture in New South Wales.
Having considered those two criteria, I am of the view that the Sirius Building is not of State heritage significance.

I have also considered the matters set out in section 33(4) of the Act, and have concluded as follows:
(a)whether the long-term conservation of the item is necessary:
In my opinion, long term conservation of the item is not necessary.

(b)whether the listing would render the item incapable of reasonable or economic use:
In my opinion, listing would limit the reasonable or economic use of the building, but would not render it incapable of reasonable or economic use.

(c)whether the listing would cause undue financial hardship to the owner, mortgagee or lessee of the item or the land on which the item is situated:
I note the potential financial impact of a direction that the building be listed on the Register, or that such a direction is not made. Noting the guidance provided by the Judgment, I cannot determine whether the financial impact of a decision to list the building would result in undue financial hardship in these circumstances.

Having considered the material before me, and reached the conclusions set out above, I have determined not to direct the listing of the Sirius Apartment Building on the Register.

 

Cliefden Caves Area - Natural and Cultural Landscape - Mandurama

SHR No. 01996

Cliefden Caves Area Natural and Cultural Landscape is of state significance for its importance in the geological evolution of NSW. The area contains the best exposures of Late Ordovician island marine invertebrate fossil assemblages in Australia and are recognised internationally. The Cliefden Caves karst system is one of the most cavernous limestone areas in New South Wales and contains 67 recorded caves with more than 120 karst features including extremely rare blue speleothems. The cultural values of the place are associated with evidence of Aboriginal occupation from 6,000 years ago to the present day and with the 1830s Cliefden Estate.

The Cliefden Caves Area -Natural and Cultural Landscape is an outstanding resource with potential for research in all the areas of study outlined above which would contribute to the understanding of the natural and cultural history of NSW.
a. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
b. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
c. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
28 August 2017

 

South Head General Cemetery - 793 Old South Head Road Vaucluse

SHR No 01991

a. South Head General Cemetery is considered to be of state significance with its distinctive landscape character setting it apart from other general cemeteries of its age and size and its absence of denominational or religious sections is rare. The state heritage significance is enhanced through its association with a number of high-achieving and notable people from across NSW, Australia and the world

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
21 August 2017

 

Gledswood - 900 Camden Valley Way Gledswood Hills

SHR No. 01692 - curtilage revision

Reasons for the curtilage revision of Gledswood on the SHR:
a.Gledswood is an early 19th century farm estate with an outstanding colonial garden and is associated with the early development of Australia's wine industry.

b.The removal of Lot 1203 DP1187381 from the curtilage of Gledswood will not have an adverse impact on the heritage values of the Gledswood estate.

c.Revising the curtilage is consistent with the Heritage Agreement that supports the conservation of the Gledswood estate and the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP
28 August 2017

 

The Uiver Collection - 553 Kiewa Street Albury

SHR No. 01995

a. The Uiver Collection is considered to be of state significance as it offers an ephemeral collection of the flight of the Uiver, in the MacRobertson International Centenary Air Race, in 1934. The flight was the first commercial passenger flight between Europe and Australia. The Uiver's emergency landing in Albury, and ultimate success of the Uiver in the race, contributed to the development of Australian aviation. The story is a unique historical event in the relationship between Australia and the Netherlands. It culminated in establishing Australia's first migration agreement with a foreign country, when it was signed by Australia and the Netherlands in 1939.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
21 August 2017

 

Prince Alfred Square and potential archaeological site - 353 Church Street Parramatta

SHR No 01997

a. Prince Alfred Square and potential archaeological site is considered to be of state significance as a rare, intact example of a Victorian era square or public park and as a site with exceptional archaeological research potential related to Parramatta's second gaol and first female factory.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state’s heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state’s heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
22 August 2017

 

Roxy Theatre and Peters Greek Café Complex - 74 Maitland Street Bingara

SHR No. 01990

a. the Roxy Theatre and Peter's Greek Cafe Complex, Bingara, is considered to be of state significance as a rare and representative surviving example of an Inter-War Art Deco cinema with its distinctive street presence and intact, luxurious, interior detailing and layout in country NSW. It is also of state heritage significance for its association with the story of Greek migration and settlement in country NSW in the first half of the 20th century.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
21 August 2017

 

Bull Cave - Darling Avenue Kentlyn

SHR No 01993

a. Bull Cave is considered to be of state significance as it offers a rare Aboriginal perspective on the early contact period, presenting a unique window into the escape of the First Fleet cattle and their flourishing in the area which came to be known as the Cowpastures. Bull Cave has significant historical and cultural associations with the Dharawal, Gundungurra and Dharug Aboriginal peoples.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
22 August 2017

 

Bidura House Group - 357 Glebe Point Road Glebe

SHR No 01994

a. Bidura House Group is considered to be of state significance as it was a key point in a broader network of places associated with child welfare and juvenile justice in NSW. It is historically and socially significant for its impact on children and their families who were affected by child welfare and juvenile justice systems including the Forgotten Australians and Stolen Generations for a period of almost sixty years.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
22 August 2017

 

Nielsen Park - Greycliffe Avenue Vaucluse

SHR No 01988

a. Nielsen Park is an outstanding natural and cultural landscape which demonstrates a rich and diverse range of uses spanning pre-European settlement to the present. "

b. The site demonstrates multiple layers of significance including native bushland, rich Aboriginal sites, a substantially intact Victorian Marine Villa estate, harbour side defensive fortification, 20th century hospital complex and 20th century public recreational place.

c. Each phase of use has yet to be dominated by newer developments, and in combination allows the site to contribute to the landmark qualities of Nielsen Park as seen from within the park and from the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
22 August 2017

 

Old Pyrmont Cottages - 1, 3, 5 Cross Street Pyrmont

SHR No 01986

a. The Old Pyrmont Cottages are considered to be of state significance for their rarity as a surviving example of late 19th century small scale, working class housing in inner Sydney. The cottages are of significance for having been used in the squatting movement of 1970s-1990s and are a representative example of the Victorian Georgian vernacular style typical of late 19th century single-storey worker's housing.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of state heritage.


Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
21 August 2017

 

Wauchope Railway Station group - North Coast railway Wauchope

SHR 01283 - Revoked
* On current and closer analysis, it is evident that the historic elements of the railway group which once contributed to its heritage significance have been lost. As such, the assessment of the Wauchope Railway Station Group against the Heritage Council criteria for listing on the SHR indicates that the precinct no longer meets the threshold of state heritage significance.

* Despite the removal of the Wauchope Railway Station Group from the SHR, the site will retain statutory heritage protection by its inclusion in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Environmental Plan 2011 and in the Section 170 Register of the Australian Rail Track Corporation.

* It is considered that section 38(1)(a) of the Heritage Act 1977 has been met allowing the removal of Wauchope Railway Station Group from the State Heritage Register.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
21 August 2017

 

The Grange and Macquarie Plains Cemetery - 3249 O'Connell Road Bathurst

SHR No. 1904 - Curtilage Revision and name change

* The Grange is of state significance for its history and rarity as one of the earliest surviving colonial farmhouses built in inland Australia. Forming one of the pioneering families of the Bathurst region, John West and his brother Thomas came to the area in 1821 to farm on adjoining lands granted to them by Governor Macquarie. John West's farmhouse dating from 1830 has aesthetic significance for its wrap-around verandah, which has been claimed to be the earliest surviving example of its kind in Australia, and for its well-proportioned and symmetrical Georgian facade. The Grange also has significance for its potential to provide insights into early colonial life and conditions for convicts, some of whom were known to have been assigned to the farm.
* The historic Methodist cemetery (used c.1855-1896), on a quarter of a hectare of the original grant, is an important relic from the time of the early settler families in the area, and includes the graves of members of the West family.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* In addition to significant features, the data for the place will be known and available for future research and analysis across the state.
* This will in turn promote an understanding of the state’s heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP
12 May 2017

 

Dobell House - 47 Dobell Drive Wangi Wangi

SHR No 01985
Dobell House, Wangi Wangi

* Dobell House is considered to be of state heritage significance for its strong association with prominent Australian artist William Dobell and his work. Being a unique record of Dobell's painting environment and lifestyle, Dobell House has the potential to yield further information about one of the greatest Australian portrait artists of the twentieth century.

* in addition to the significant association with Australian artist William Dobell, the embodied data of the place will be known and available for future reserch analysis across the state and this will, in turn, promote an understanding of the state's heritage

* a heritage place in good condition and under active maintenance and care will lead by example in the conservation of the state's heritage

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
17 January 2017

 

Waverley Cemetery - St. Thomas Street Bronte

SHR No 01975
Waverley Cemetery


a.Waverley Cemetery is considered to be of state significance as a picturesque urban Victorian-era cemetery that contains a substantial collection of highly intact funerary monuments and furniture dating from 1877

b.Waverley Cemetery is associated with a number of high-achieving, famous and notable people from across NSW, Australia and the world and it contains a wealth of genealogical, historical, architectural and artistic information making it a significant public educational resource for NSW

c.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

d.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

e.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.


Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
8 June 2016

 

The Glass House - 80 The Bulwark Castlecrag

SHR No. 01981

a.The Glass House is considered to be of state significance as an excellent example of the principles and philosophies of Modern Movement design, as adapted to NSW distinctive landscapes and lifestyles, by influential 'Sydney School' architect Bill Lucas
b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance
c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage
d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
13 September 2016

 

The Greatest Wonder of the World and American Tobacco Warehouse and Fancy Goods Emporium - 123-125 Mayne Street Gulgong

SHR 01983

a.the Greatest Wonder of the World and American Tobacco Warehouse and Fancy Goods Emporium is considered to be of state significance as the two gold rush era buildings together tell the story of the impact of the gold rushes on the development of towns and villages in NSW. They are also rare surviving gold rush buildings documented in the Holtermann collection of photographs, itself a rare and valuable documentation of colonial NSW.

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
5 September 2016

 

Old Wentworth Gaol - 112 Beverley Street Wentworth

SHR No. 01982

a.the Old Wentworth Gaol is considered to be of state significance as a rare and substantially intact example of country gaols erected in the 19th century across the state to cope with the burgeoning prison population as colonists spread through the interior of NSW. It is a fine example of the work of the prominent NSW Colonial Architect James Barnet, and has potential to contribute to the understanding of crime, punishment and incarceration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in regional NSW.

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.


Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
25 August 2016

 

Thurlow House - 9 Stuart Crescent Blakehurst

SHR No. 1980

a.Thurlow House is considered to be of state significance as a fine and rare example of an exceptionally intact early Modern Movement house in its original setting, designed by internationally significant architect Harry Seidler, and demonstrating sophisticated spatial and functional relationships and progressive domestic construction

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage of the Modern Movement

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage and will further encourage appreciation of the Modern Movement period of architecture.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
25 August 2016

 

Sirius Apartment Building - 36 - 50 Cumberland Street The Rocks

I, the Minister for Heritage, have considered the matters set out in section 32(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, including the recommendation of the Heritage Council to list the Sirius Apartment Building on the State Heritage Register.

I have decided, on the following grounds, not to accept that recommendation:

* I consider that the Building may meet the threshold of State heritage significance on aesthetic grounds, however note there are conflicting views as to whether as an example of Brutalist architecture it is of such merit as to be of State heritage significance.

* I consider that the Building may be a rare product arising from a particular combination of historical circumstances, however as to one aspect of these circumstances I note that it is not the only example of the late Brutalist architectural style in social housing by its architect.

* I consider that in this case whatever the heritage significance of the Building, even at its highest (including even if it reached a threshold for State heritage significance), this is outweighed by the undue financial hardship its listing would cause to its owners, by diminishing what would otherwise be its sale value (possibly by in the order of $70 million), which would potentially represent foregone funds for additional social housing.

Signed

Mark Speakman
Minister for Heritage
Dated: 30 July 2016

 

Clarence River Road Bridge - State Highway 16 Tabulam

Removal from the State Heritage Register (former State Heritage Register No. 1461)

a) The Clarence River Road Bridge, Tabulam is incapable of reasonable or economic use
b) an obligation for the future maintenance of the bridge by both Tenterfield Shire Council and Kyogle Council following the replacement of the bridge would cause undue financial hardship to both councils
c) the conservation of the bridge is not necessary in accordance with the Heritage Council of NSW endorsed 'RMS Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy' (2012)

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
12 July 2016

 

Goldfinders Inn Group - 164 Old Bells Line of Road Kurrajong

SHR No. 1978

a.the Goldfinders Inn Group is considered to be of state heritage significance as an early and continually inhabited 19th century residence in the Hawkesbury area, for its demonstration of early and rare vernacular construction (particularly the timber slab construction and stone nogging) and for its significant location along the Old Bells Line of Road (surveyed by Bell and Hoddle 1823) through the mountains, that was critical as a resting place for travellers who were taking advantage of the route to the Liverpool Plains or to the goldfields.

b.in addition to significant features, the data for the place will be known and available to future research and analysis across the state.

c.this will in turn promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.a heritage place in such good condition and under active maintenance and care will lead by example in the conservation of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
1 July 2016

 

Valley Heights Steam Tram Rolling Stock - 17b Tusculum Road Valley Heights

SHR No. 01799

a.the Valley Heights Steam Tram Rolling Stock is considered to be of state significance as the collection is unique in that it is focused on steam trams and has one of the few remaining steam tram engines and two carriages - one completed, one partly completed.

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d. listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.


Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
1 July 2016

 

Victoria Bridge - Nepean River, Great Western Highway Penrith

SHR No. 1950

The Minister directs the listing of Victoria Bridge, Great Western Highway, Penrith on the State Heritage Register as an item of state heritage significance.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
17 May 2016

 

Nubrygyn Inn and Cemetery - 2531 Euchareena Road Euchareena

SHR No. 01976

a.the Nubrygyn Inn and Cemetery is of state significance as a rare surviving example of early mud-brick architecture in its original landscape setting, associated with the convict history and settlement of the Central West, and the Ben Hall bushranger story

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
7 May 2016

 

Dangarsleigh War Memorial - 755 Dangarsleigh Road Dangarsleigh

SHR No. 01970

a.the Dangarsleigh War Memorial is considered to be of state significance as a rare, and aesthetically fine example of a privately designed and commissioned monument in NSW honouring the service of the Australian men during World War I and the great loss of life that was experienced across the country.

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
22 April 2016

 

Avoca Homestead Complex - 1122A Low Darling Road Wentworth

SHR No. 1971

a. Avoca Homestead Complex is considered to be of state significance as it preserves a pastoral building complex of early (1870s) timber and stone construction which is remarkably intact and with high integrity. The complex includes the homestead and outbuildings, the original kitchen and cooks quarters, office, jackaroo's quarters, gardener's cottage, store, stable/coach shed and mess/kitchen

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
8 April 2016

 

Mount St Mary Campus of the Australian Catholic University - 25A Barker Road Strathfield

SHR No. 1965

a.the Mount St Mary campus of the Australian Catholic University is considered to be of state significance for its historical and social associations with the Catholic church and for the high quality architectural design of its key elements

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
4 April 2016

 

Wingham Memorial Town Hall - 52 Farquhar Street Wingham

SHR No. 1967

a.the Wingham Memorial Town Hall is considered to be of state significance as a landmark twentieth century civic building in the NSW Mid North Coast region

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
24 March 2016

 

Urana Soldiers' Memorial Hall - Anna Street Urana

SHR No. 1966

a.The Urana Soldiers' Memorial Hall is considered to be of state significance as a monumental civic building in a tiny town, which effectively commemorates the local men lost to war

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
24 March 2016

 

12 Pounder Rifled Breech-Loading Gun (Armstrong) (moveable heritage item) - 72 End Street Deniliquin

SHR No. 1947

a.the 12 Pounder Rifled Breech-Loading Gun (Armstrong) (moveable heritage item) is considered to be of state significance as the only gun of its type in NSW. The 12 Pounder Rifled Breech-loading Gun intact and functioning example of a gun type that was described as an unparalleled technological advancement for the international artillery industry, the 12 pounder rifled breech-loading gun (Armstrong) at Deniliquin can demonstrate how its technologically revolutionary design was constructed and how this type of gun changed artillery use in Australia and on the international stage.

b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 March 2016

 

Old Cobram-Barooga Bridge - Vermont Street Barooga

SHR No. 01972

a. The Old Cobram-Barooga Bridge is considered to be of state significance as a rare example of a Hinton-type vertical lift-span opening bridge with De Burgh Truss side spans and timber beam approach. A significant crossing of the Murray River between NSW and Victoria, the bridge reflects the historical development of the Riverina region and the use of the waterway for commercial transport between the states.

b. Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.

c. Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.

d. Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 March 2016

 

Riverview Cottage - 23 Jellore Street Berrima

Removal from the State Heritage Register (former Permanent Conservation Order No. 100)

Riverview Cottage is not considered to meet the threshold of state heritage significance for listing on the State Heritage Register.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 March 2016

 

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia (Agia Sophia) - 302-304 South Dowling Street Paddington

SHR No. 1968

a.The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia (Agia Sophia) is considered to be of state significance as the first Greek Orthodox cathedral built in NSW, Australia and the southern hemisphere and the first Greek Orthodox place of worship built as a result of the great social and political schism within the Greek-Australian Orthodox community of 1924

b.Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance

c.Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage

d.Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
18 March 2016

 

Stroud House - 42 Cowper Street Stroud

SHR No. 1969

a.Stroud House is considered to be of state significance as an early example of convict-built colonial architecture associated with the Australian Agricultural Company
b.listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance
c.listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage
d.listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
24 February 2016

 

Cox's Road and Early Deviations - Hartley, Clarence Hilly Range / Mount Blaxland Precinct - The Old Bathurst Road Hartley

SHR No. 1957

* Cox's Road and Early Deviations are considered to be of state significance as surviving remnants of the earliest road across the Blue Mountains, built by convicts from 1814 to 1815, and the first structure built by Europeans west of the Blue Mountains.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

St Leonards Park - 283A Miller St North Sydney

SHR No. 1941

* St Leonards Park is considered to be of state significance as a rare and representative example of an early park in NSW, set aside as a recreation reserve in 1838 and gazetted as a public park in 1867, and containing one of the oldest cricket ground and bowling clubs in Australia. It is also of state heritage significance as a surviving and intact example of a Victorian public park in the gardenesque style with many of its original aesthetic characteristics and also some distinctive examples of early 20th century architecture and Modern Movement architecture.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

Narrandera Showground Industrial Hall - Elizabeth Street Narrandera

SHR No. 1952

* Narrandera Showground Industrial Hall is considered to be of state significance as a rare surviving example of a distinctive design of showground building in NSW.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
31 July 2015

 

Cox's Road and Early Deviations - Sodwalls, Fish River Descent Precinct - Cuthill Road (off) Sodwalls

SHR No. 1958

* Cox's Road and Early Deviations are considered to be of state significance as surviving remnants of the earliest road across the Blue Mountains, built by convicts from 1814 to 1815, and the first structure built by Europeans west of the Blue Mountains.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

Cox's Road and Early Deviations - Mount York, Cox's Pass Precinct - Mount York Road (off) Mount Victoria

SHR No. 1956

* Cox's Road and Early Deviations are considered to be of state significance as surviving remnants of the earliest road across the Blue Mountains, built by convicts from 1814 to 1815, and the first structure built by Europeans west of the Blue Mountains.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

Cox's Road and Early Deviations - Linden, Linden Precinct - Railway Parade (off) Linden

SHR No. 1953

* Cox's Road and Early Deviations are considered to be of state significance as surviving remnants of the earliest road across the Blue Mountains, built by convicts from 1814 to 1815, and the first structure built by Europeans west of the Blue Mountains.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

Cox's Road and Early Deviations - Woodford, Old Bathurst Road Precinct - Old Bathurst Road Woodford

SHR No. 1954

* Cox's Road and Early Deviations are considered to be of state significance as surviving remnants of the earliest road across the Blue Mountains, built by convicts from 1814 to 1815, and the first structure built by Europeans west of the Blue Mountains.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

Baiame Cave - Milbrodale

SHR No. 1942

* Baiame Cave is considered to be of state significance as a rare and representative traditional Aboriginal rock art painting site in NSW
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

Sydney Harbour Control Tower - Merriman Street Millers Point

I, the Minister for Heritage, have considered the recommendation of the Heritage Council to list the Sydney Harbour Control Tower on the State Heritage Register. I have decided not to accept that recommendation on the following grounds:
* I consider that the Tower is not of State heritage significance for importance in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics.
* I consider that while there are conflicting views as to whether the Tower is of State heritage significance for other reasons, in any event a listing would render the Tower incapable of reasonable or economic use, and, in particular, there would be no financially sustainable adaptive reuse of the Tower.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

 

Redfern Aboriginal Children's Services and Archives - 18 George Street Redfern

SHR No. 1951

* Redfern Aboriginal Children's Services is considered to be of state significance because it was instrumental in bringing about a substantial shift in government policy regarding the care of Aboriginal children via 'kinship care'.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
7 July 2015

 

Lower Prospect Canal Reserve - Greystanes

SHR No. 1945

* Lower Prospect Canal Reserve is considered to be of state significance for the infilled Lower Canal that functioned for over 100 years as a key component of the Upper Nepean Scheme that was Sydney's fourth (and current) water supply. This scheme marked a major engineering advance from locally sourced to remotely harvested water. It ensured the survival of a rapidly growing Sydney and has been capable of progressive development to meet Sydney's water supply needs. The Lower Canal is now reversibly infilled as a pedestrian/cycleway which enables demonstration of its original water supply function and protection of its archaeological resource.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
28 May 2015

 

Cox's Road and Early Deviations - Woodford, Appian Way Precinct - The Appian Way (off) Woodford

SHR No. 1955

* Cox's Road and Early Deviations are considered to be of state significance as surviving remnants of the earliest road across the Blue Mountains, built by convicts from 1814 to 1815, and the first structure built by Europeans west of the Blue Mountains.
* Listing will provide for the identification and registration of this item of state heritage significance.
* Listing will promote an understanding of the state's heritage.
* Listing will encourage the conservation of this item of the state's heritage.

Minister for Heritage
The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP
23 July 2015

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