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Minister's decisions on heritage listings

State Heritage Register

 

Regent Theatre - 5-7 Church Street Mudgee

SHR No. 02035

a.The Regent Theatre is an intact, representative example of an Art Deco, regional theatre from the heyday of the moviegoing phenomenon in New South Wales and demonstrates the importance of cinema in regional centres in the early 20th century. The site may yield further information on architectural and social aspects of cinema-going during the 20th century and the evolution of technical aspects of film projection, sound reproduction and theatre lighting. It may also yield further information on the work of noted theatre architect George N. Kenworthy.

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 Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister of State
27 January 2020

 

Varroville - 196 St Andrews Road Varroville

SHR No 00737
a. The Varroville curtilage extension (Varroville Homestead and Estate) is considered to be of State significance as an early farming estate with early structures, 1850s homestead, layout, vineyard trenching and evidence of early access road. The remnant estate with its landscape, estate core, rare and innovative features, early establishment, substantial intactness as a cultural landscape and important colonial associations has significant state heritage values. Varroville is rare as one of the few larger estate landscapes remaining in the Campbelltown area where the form of the original grant, its former agricultural use and its rural landscape character can be appreciated. The revised curtilage extension is of historical, associational, aesthetic, technical, rare and representative significance.

b. Listing will provide for the appropriate identification and registration of the Varroville Homestead and Estate through the revised curtilage

c. The listing will promote an understanding of the State’s heritage

d. The listing will promote the conservation of the State’s heritage.

The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister for State

 

Calga Aboriginal Cultural Landscape - Peats Ridge Road Calga

SHR No 02014

I consider the Calga Aboriginal Cultural Landscape is of state heritage significance.

In relation to the other 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 recommendaiton into account. I acknowledge and accept the Heritage Council's assessment of the state significance of the Calga Aboriginal Cultural Landscape under all seven of the criteria adopted under 4A of the Heritage Act.

b. Whether the long-term conservation of the item is necessary
I consider the long-term conservation of the Calga Aboriginal Cultural Landscape is necessary as, in addition to being of State significance (due to its exceptional social, historic, associational, aesthetic, and scientific significance), it is noted to be a rare surviving representative example of its type in terms of its complexity in New South Wales.

c. Whether the listing would render the item incapable of reasonable or economic use
I consider listing the Calga Aboriginal Cultural Landscape on the State Heritage Register would not render the item 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 do not consider listing the Calga Aboriginal Cultural Landscape on the State Heritage Register would cause undue financial hardship to any owner, mortgagee or lessee of the item.

Conclusion
On balance, having considered the material before me and reached the conclusions set out above, I have determined to direct the listing of the Calga Aboriginal Cultural Landscape on the State Heritage Register.

The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister for State

 

Hampden Bridge - Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley

Hampden Bridge, SHR No 02042


a.Hampden Bridge is considered to be of state heritage significance. The 1898 suspension bridge is state significant for its historic, aesthetic, rare and associative qualities. Hampden Bridge is the only surviving timber decked vehicular suspension bridge from the 19th 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.

The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister for State
25 July 2019

 

St Peter's Anglican Church Group - 384 Windsor Street Richmond

SHR No 02028

a.The item is significant because it is a highly intact landmark group of Victorian and Colonial Georgian church buildings in their landscape setting. As well the item has state heritage significance for its historical associations, aesthetic, rarity and representative values.

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.

The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister for State
14 July 2019

 

Prince Alfred Bridge - Iron Road Bridge - Middleton Drive Gundagai

SHR No 02022

a.Prince Alfred Bridge - iron road bridge is considered to be of state significance as an important historic example of a metal truss bridge in NSW demonstrating engineering innovation for its time of construction. It is also significant for its contribution to the history and economic development of the state and for its contribution to the important landmark qualities of the crossing of the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai.

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 Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister for State
26 June 2019

 

Archaeological Site and Associated Artefacts - 45 Macquarie Street Parramatta

SHR No: 02027
Recommended reasons for the decision to list;

a.The Archaeological Site and Associated Artefacts, 45 Macquarie Street, Parramatta is considered to be of state significance. The two in situ archaeological displays are of state heritage significance for their value in demonstrating the development of Parramatta, the second settlement in NSW, from a Gaol Town to a Market Town between the years 1790 and 1823.

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 conservat ion of this item of the state's heritage.

The Hon. Don Harwin, MLC
Special Minister for State
26 June 2019

 

Yanco Agricultural High School - 259 Euroley Road Yanco

SHR 02021

a. Yanco Agricultural High School is considered to be of state significance as it is a rare and unique example of a co-educational and fully residential agricultural high school that also preserves buildings and rural landscape features associated with the North Yanco irrigation scheme built by Sir Samuel McCaughey.

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.

Special Minister of State
The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
20 May 2019

 

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church and Manse - 2 Morisset Street Queanbeyan

SHR 02018

a.St Stephen's Presbyterian Church and Manse is considered to be of state significance as a small, intact and harmonious ecclesiastical precinct with strong association to two important nineteenth century architects of very different backgrounds. The church is the only non-Anglican church designed by the cleric-architect Reverend Alberto Dias Soares, Honorary Diocesan Architect of the Anglican Diocese of Goulburn between 1863 and 1888. The Manse is the only extant private domestic building designed by James Barnet, NSW Colonial Architect between 1865 and 1890.

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.

Special Minister of State
The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
20 May 2019

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