St Clares 41-51 Carrington Road Waverley NSW 2024

Demolition of the existing convent and change of use from a place of public Worship to an educational establishment and landscaping

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(Source: Waverley Council, reference DA-112/2019)

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  1. T. Craven commented

    St Clare's wish to demolish their own convent building which sits next to the heritage listed convent chapel to create a garden, and move the remaining religious order, with the excuse is it was built in 1964 and is not that old.
    However clearly there are very few examples of 1960s Roman Catholic convent buildings in Australia and particularly in Waverley and for that reason alone it has historical and cultural significance to the area which would have only become more important with the passage of time. The building was also consecrated by Cardinal Norman Gilroy, the first Australian-born Archbishop of Sydney and for that reason it also has historical significance.
    The current convent building would also have been ultimately paid for by hard earned donations from Catholic parishioners which would have included my forebears.
    It is disappointing that the School, the Archdiocese and the Catholic Church have made this ill-considered decision to demolish a significant part of the history and heritage of Waverley and the Diocese and waste the donated money of previous generations. The building could have been repurposed rather than demolished. It also seems hard to believe that the land will simply lie vacant as a garden.

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