Minister's decisions on heritage listings

State Heritage Register

 

National Art School Group, Former Darlinghurst Gaol, Former East Sydney Technical College - 892b Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst

SHR no. 02048

a. The National Art School Group, Former Darlinghurst Gaol, Former East Sydney Technical College is of state heritage significance for its importance to the history of NSW as a highly significant complex that embodies the 19th century changes to penal culture with evidence of transition in the early 20th century to an education precinct. Many of the original gaol features are able to be interpreted, and the ongoing association with arts education in particular has added an important layer of associative and historical significance to the place.
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,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

27 Janaury 2021

 

The Metro Theatre (formerly Minerva Theatre) - 28-30 Orwell Street Potts Point

The Metro Theatre (formerly Minerva Theatre) - SHR No 02049, reasons for listing:

a. The Metro Theatre (formerly Minerva Theatre) is of state heritage significance for its importance to the cultural history of NSW as an outstanding example of modern architecture in NSW and a now rare example of an Interwar Functionalist style theatre with Streamline Moderne features. The rarity is also vested in the work of prominent architect C. Bruce Dellit and the culmination of achievement of theatre architects Crick and Furse, whose prolific body of work has been reduced to very few examples across the state. The Metro Theatre is considered culturally iconic by the community, forming part of the history of theatre and cinema in NSW, reflecting the boom in cinema/theatre development in the 1930s and forming a cultural hub within the arts and film until the 1970s.

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,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Sydney, 15th December, 2020

 

Sisters of Mercy Convent Group - 30-32 Queen Street Singleton

SHR No. 02030

a.Sisters of Mercy Convent Group is of state heritage significance for its importance to the cultural history of NSW as one of the Mother Houses of the Sisters of Mercy in NSW where the welfare and educational work of the sisters contributed to the religious and cultural development of NSW. The tireless work of the sisters since the late 19th century is of great social significance to the greater Hunter Valley and NSW community. The moveable heritage collections remaining within the convent group demonstrate the life, work and activities of the Sisters of Mercy in NSW and provide insight into convent life and its evolution over the past 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 of State,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council


Sydney, 2 day of November 2020

 

The Yanko Station Store - 1063 Kidman Way Jerilderie

SHR No. 02039

a.The Yanko Station Store is of state heritage significance for its importance to the history of NSW as a rare and representative example of a multifunctional pastoral building with historical significance for its ability to demonstrate, through its multifunctional nature, the various needs of late nineteenth century pastoral life.

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,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

Sydney, 2nd of November 2020

 

Old Gundagai Gaol - 82 First Avenue Gundagai

Old Gundagai Gaol - 82 First Avenue, Gundagai

SHR No. 02031

a)Old Gundagai Gaol is of state significance as it is a rare and uniquely designed small rural gaol associated with the notorious criminal Captain Moonlite, Colonial Architect Alexander Dawson, and Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon.

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
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

Sydney, 13 day of October 2020

 

Mirrabooka and garden - 372 Old Northern Road Castle Hill

SHR No. 02043

a. Mirrabooka and Garden is of state heritage significance for its importance to the cultural history of NSW as an outstanding, rare and representative example of the work of architect Bruce Rickard, renowned as an Australian practitioner and interpreter of "Organic Modernism" in the manner of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is of outstanding quality craftsmanship, displays technical innovation and excellence in its design and is one of the most intact surviving examples of the Organic Modernist houses erected in the early 1960s 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.

The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister of State,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

13th day of October 2020

 

The First Sikh Temple - 6 Hastings Street Woolgoolga

SHR No. 02044

a.The First Sikh Temple is of state heritage significance for its importance to the cultural history of NSW as the first Sikh gurdwara built in NSW and Australia. The First Sikh Temple has long been the social and religious heartbeat of the Sikh community and, today, The First Sikh Temple and the new gurdwara (2019) continue to be of profound importance to the contemporary Sikh community of Woolgoolga and 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.




The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister of State,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council


Sydney, 30 September of 2020

 

Newcastle Recreation Reserve (under consideration) - 3, 5A Ordnance Street The Hill

HERITAGE ACT 1977
DECISION PURSUANT TO SECTION 34(1)
NOT TO DIRECT THE LISTING OF AN ITEM ON THE STATE HERITAGE REGISTER

Newcastle Recreation Reserve
3 & 5A Ordnance Street, The Hill, 3 Ordnance St, Newcastle, 41 The Terrace, Newcastle, and 42 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle.

In pursuance of section 34(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, I, the Minister administering the Heritage Act 1977, having considered the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, have decided not to direct the Heritage Council to list the item of environmental heritage specified in Schedule "A" on the State Heritage Register, situated on the land described in Schedule "B".

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 in Schedule "C".

SCHEDULE "A"
The item known as Newcastle Recreation Reserve, situated on the land described in Schedule "B".

SCHEDULE "B"
All those pieces or parcels of land known as Lot 3109 DP 755247; Lot 7003 DP 1077043; Lot 7004 DP 1077043; Lot 1238 DP 1096744; Lot 3116 DP 755247 and Part Lot 7061 DP 1118737 in Parish of Newcastle, County of Northumberland shown on the plan catalogued HC 2936 in the office of the Heritage Council of New South Wales.

SCHEDULE "C"
Reasons for Decision

Background
Newcastle Recreation Reserve at 3 & 5A Ordnance Street, The Hill, 3 Ordnance St, Newcastle, 41 The Terrace, Newcastle, and 42 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, consists of the following elements:
(a) King Edward Park;
(b) Arcadia Park;
(c) The Obelisk Tennis Courts;
(d) Shepherds Hill Defence Reserve Military Installations, Aboriginal name Khanterin;
(e) King Edward Headland Reserve (the Headland Reserve);
(f) Obelisk Reserve; and
(g) Part of cliffside above South Newcastle Beach, Aboriginal name Yi-ran-na-li
From 21 June to 12 July 2017, the Heritage Council advertised a Notice of Intention to consider listing the Newcastle Recreation Reserve on the State Heritage Register (the Register). In response to that notice, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (the NSW ALC) and Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council (Awabakal LALC) requested that no further action be taken to list the Newcastle Recreation Reserve on the Register until such time as a pending Aboriginal land claim to the Headland Reserve was determined under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (the ALR Act).
On 2 August 2017, the Heritage Council resolved to recommend to the then Minister for the Environment and Heritage that she direct the listing of Newcastle Recreation Reserve on the Register (the Recommendation).
On 7 March 2018, the Heritage Council corrected an error in the original recommendation to list documentation and reconfirmed the Recommendation.
At the time of the Recommendation, the Newcastle Recreation Reserve was owned by the Crown in right of NSW, variously vested in Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Coastal and Estuary Reserve Trust, and King Edward Headland Reserve Trust.
On 28 June 2018, the NSW ALC was granted the Headland Reserve under the ALR Act (Aboriginal Land Claim 36078 relating to Lot 3109 DP 755247) and title to the land was transferred to Awabakal LALC.
As the new landowner of the Headland Reserve, on 21 August 2018 the Awabakal LALC wrote to the then Ministers for Heritage and Lands and Forestry objecting to the Headland Reserve being included in the recommended listing of Newcastle Recreation Reserve (the Objection).
Following further consultation by the Heritage Council and Heritage NSW , the Awabakal LALC confirmed that it maintains its objection to the inclusion of the Headland Reserve in the listing. On 12 July 2019, the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (the ACHAC) wrote to the Chair of the Heritage Council supporting the Awabakal LALC objection to the Headland Reserve being included in the proposed listing of Newcastle Recreation Reserve. These consultations are summarised in a letter from the Heritage Council to the former Special Minister of State's office of 20 August 2019.

Consideration
In making this decision, I have considered the Recommendation, the submissions made to the Heritage Council and the Objection to the extent that the Objection informs me that there has been a change in ownership of the Headland Reserve and that the new owner objects to the inclusion of its land in any listing on the Register.
After careful consideration of the above, I note the following:
*More than three years have passed since the Recommendation was made.
*Since the making of the Recommendation, there has been a change in the ownership of part of the Newcastle Recreation Reserve, namely the Headland Reserve.
*The new owner of the Headland Reserve, the Awabakal LALC, objects to the inclusion of the Headland Reserve in any proposed listing of Newcastle Recreation Reserve on the Register.
Noting these matters, it is apparent that the Recommendation does not address, by reference to present circumstances, each of the matters that I am required to consider in making a decision under s 34(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 (the Act). This is particularly so with respect to the effect of listing on the use of the Headland Reserve and any financial hardship to the owner which may be caused by the listing.
It would not be appropriate to direct the listing on the basis of an out-of-date recommendation, given the change of ownership and the significance of that change to the matters required to be considered by the Heritage Council in its recommendation, being matters to which I must then have regard in making a decision under s 34(1).
It is for the foregoing reasons that I have decided not to direct the listing of Newcastle Recreation Reserve on the Register. However, I note that I am aware that the Heritage Council considers Newcastle Recreation Reserve to be an item of State heritage significance. In those circumstances and given the passage of time since the Heritage Council's recommendation of 2 August 2017, I consider it appropriate to request under section 32(2) of the Act that the Heritage Council give fresh consideration to the making of a recommendation to list Newcastle Recreation Reserve.

The Hon. Don Harwin MLC
Special Minister of State
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

16th of September 2020

 

Milton Park Cultural Landscape - Horderns Road Bowral

SHR No. 02026

a.Milton Park Cultural Landscape is of state significance as an outstanding example of a hill station property in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, developed by Anthony Hordern. The layout and components of the former estate, including the extensive gardens, form a cohesive cultural landscape of high historic and aesthetic value.

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,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

Sydney, 15th of September 2020

 

Ultimo Power House - 500 Harris Street Ultimo

SHR No. 02045

a. Ultimo Power House is of state significance as an outstanding example of a large state-owned electricity generating station and a landmark group of buildings which relate closely to the visual and architectural industrial context of the area. It is of museological and architectural significance as a landmark early example of the adaptive reuse of a large-scale industrial heritage site, which was then a radical new approach to museum making for NSW. Its fabric, form and uses is held in demonstrable public esteem by engineers, architects, museum associates and the wider public.
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,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

Sydney, 13th of August 2020

 

Mount Gilead Estate - 901 Appin Road Gilead

SHR item No. 02020 - Mount Gilead Estate, reasons for listing:

a. Mount Gilead Estate is of state heritage significance for its importance to the cultural history of NSW as it provides intact evidence of the colonial expansion into the Camden and Campbelltown areas southwest of Sydney in the period 1810-1840 and its development throughout the 19th century, including changes in agricultural pursuits and approaches to estate planning.

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,
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations,
Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Sydney, 13th August of 2020

 

Wilcannia Post Office & Post Master's Residence - 45-47 Reid Street Wilcannia

SHR No. 02033

a. Wilcannia Post Office and Post Master’s Residence is of state heritage significance for its importance to the cultural history of NSW as an outstanding, rare and representative example of the work of architect Colonial Architect James Barnet. It displays a rare combination of architectural styles, stone, iron lace and wooden fretwork decorative detail and a range of stone masonry techniques. The post office is a significant element in the circa 1880 historic streetscape associated with the port of Wilcannia, the Darling River paddle steamer trade and economic growth of 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.

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier
Sydney, 26 day of June 2020

 

Cobb & Co Coach (moveable heritage item) - Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Bathurst

SHR No. 02034

a.Cobb & Co Coach (moveable heritage item) is of state heritage significance for its importance to the cultural history of NSW as a rare example of an original Cobb & Co passenger and mail coach surviving in NSW. Constructed in Bathurst in c1862 to service the Bathurst to Sofala mail and passenger route, the coach is of state heritage significance for its provenance, service and retention in the Bathurst 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.



The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier
26 June 2020

 

Segenhoe Flats - 50 Wolfe Street Newcastle

Segenhoe flats SHR 02038

a. Segenhoe Flats, completed in 1938 is of state heritage significance as a rare example of the architecture of Emil Sodersten’s architecture. Sodersten is widely regarded as a prominent member of the first generation of modern architects. Segenhoe Flats demonstrates the transformation in his design approaches from interwar Art Deco to Functionalism and Modernism.

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. Gladys Berejiklian
Premier
17 June 2020

 

Toll Cottage (formerly Rose Cottage) - 51 Bolton Street Newcastle

SHR no. 02032
a. Toll Cottage (formerly Rose Cottage), built in 1857 at the time of Newcastle’s major expansion, is considered to be of state significance as a rare surviving example of a Victorian Georgian-style domestic housing in an urban setting demonstrating the domestic living conditions of a working-class family. The site may yield further information about building techniques, construction methods and the early urban development of Newcastle and its role in the economic growth of 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.

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian
Premier
4 June 2020

 

Rushcutters Bay Park and Yarranabbe Park - New South Head Road Rushcutters Bay

SHR no. 02041 Rushcutters Bay Park and Yarranabbe Park - reasons for listing:

a. Rushcutters Bay Park and Yarranabbe Park are of state heritage significance as examples of a reservation of land for public recreation by councils in response to community lobbying. Both demonstrate the importance placed on inalienable and accessible public lands in Sydney from the mid to late-19th century and are amongst the largest harbour reclamation schemes for recreation undertaken in the history of NSW. Both parks have historic significance marking the second wave of municipal park creation and both have played a central role in the evolving landscape of leisure, sports and sports spectating in this densely populated quarter of the city over the past 150 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.

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier
Sydney, 4th September, 2020

 

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

 

Ivanhoe Park (including Manly Oval) cultural landscape - Sydney Road Manly

SHR No. 02029
a. Ivanhoe Park (including Manly Oval) cultural landscape is considered to be of state significance as a diverse and complex cultural landscape which demonstrates a combined Aboriginal and European history, a continuous use for passive and active recreation as a pleasure ground and village green for over 150 years, and an association with leaders of public life in NSW and Australian international sports people.
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
Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council
19 August 2019

 

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

 

Sugarloaf Point Lightstation Group - Seal Rocks Road, Myall Lakes National Park Seal Rocks

SHR 02025

a.Sugarloaf Point Lightstation Group is considered to be of state significance as the first major lightstation in the 'highway of lights' that illuminated the NSW coastline from the mid-to-late 19th century. An ambitious but successful program initiated by Colonial Architect, James Barnet, and President of the Marine Board of NSW, Captain Francis Hixson, the string of lightstations provided navigational guidance and safe passage to maritime traffic in NSW. As the forerunner for the program, the Sugarloaf Point Lightstation contains many of the stylistic design elements that were to become notable characteristics in stations along the NSW coastline.

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
16 February 2019

 

Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1 Harbour Street Darling Harbour

SHR No. 02017

a.The Chinese Garden of Friendshipo is considered to be of state significance as an outstanding exemplar of a community-based late overseas Chinese garden of the type found in Australasia, North America and Europe constructed in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. It was the first Southern or Cantonese style garden in New South Wales developed cooperatively between Sydney's Chinese communities and public authorities in New South Wales and Guangdong.

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 September 2018

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