74-80 High Street Millers Point NSW 2000

Alterations to subfloor area of subject site to constuct four (4) garages. Proposed works include excavation of fill, repair and replacement of internal steel, iron, and concrete beams, removal of external louvered doors, and creation of four new garage openings through the concrete wall along Lance Lane. Panel-lift type garage doors of pre-finished steel are proposed to be installed. The application is Integrated Development requiring approval of the Heritage Council of NSW under the Heritage Act 1977.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 5 months ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: City of Sydney, reference D/2017/894)

4 Comments

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  1. Chris Hinkley commented

    Dear Sir/Ms.,

    The proposed alterations will completely change the character and integrity of these century-old Federation cottages. The gradual gentrification of the area should not interfere with and/or alter what is not only Sydney's or NSW's heritage, but the Heritage of Australia. There are already too many examples of the destruction of this areas history and heritage. if one wishes to live in a heritage building and/or area one has to make certain sacrifices for the privilege of doing so.

  2. BARRY (BARNEY) GARDNER commented

    I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THESE PROPERTIES ARE NSW STATE HERITAGE PROTECTED?
    WHILST WE HAVE SEEN INTERNAL HERITAGE ABUSE OF MILLERS POINT PROPERTIES FROM PURCHASERS AM I TO UNDERSTAND THAT THESE NSW GOVERNMENT OWNED PROPERTIES ARE TO BE EXTERNALLY VANDALISED BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT FOR GREED!!!

  3. Millicent and Marcia Chalmers commented

    This is the thin edge of the wedge in terms of the heritage of the Millers Point area. Approval for the considerable alteration to the exterior of a property should not be agreed because it is out of sight of the passing public. Perhaps improved public transport options would be a better choice for all.

  4. PATRICIA OLIVE COROWA commented

    As part of Australia's Maritime Working Class, my Great Grandfather was a Merchant Seaman and met my Grandmother who was the handmaid of the wife of a French Captain. In 1881 they married in the Presbyterian Church in Balmain and lived at #75 Lower George Street in the Rocks in Sydney. I felt their presence and felt that I was walking where they walked when I visited or lived in Millers Point. I waited patiently for 26 years for an offer of accommodation from Housing NSW. #78 High Street Millers Point was my first offer, when I was 72 years of age, with a fixed term lease till 2022; so, I hoped to be able to age in place. The premises are solidly built and have character; yet, have been allowed to be run down by the landlord, despite requests for repairs and maintenance. Following the Goward Decree of 2014 to forcibly evict and sell #78, I resisted being evicted, did not consent to my home being sold, wept and raged with neighbours and friends when the close-knit community was wrecked while infrastructure and services were removed to make life more difficult for the aged and vulnerable, and took a last-ditch stand to defend public housing being cannibalised and sold by the NSW government. With tens of thousands of people needing public housing, these lovely old terrace houses, and those across the street on Little HIgh, would be best used by having them restored and renovated and kept for affordable housing, and a legacy of the history, culture and heritage of Australia's Maritime Working Class..

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