Item 7.9 - Attachment 1
Committee Minutes for 24 November 2010
Liston in the Chair, Shylie Brown (arrived 5:45pm), Peter Crittenden (retired
6.53pm), Elaine Evans, Ruth Evans, Anne Mathews, Bill McGuirk and David
An apology was
received and accepted for the absence of Bronwyn Alcorn and Janice Huntington.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATION
Liston declared a non pecuniary interest in relation to Minute No 74/10 as
Professor Liston had reviewed information associated with the themes for
Advisory Committee Minutes – 26 October 2010
A copy of the Minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee held on 26 October
2010 had previously been forwarded to each member.
That the minutes of the meeting
of the Heritage Advisory Committee held on 26 October 2010 be taken as read and
be confirmed as a true record of the meeting
FEEDBACK FROM COUNCIL
of October Minutes
It was noted that Council, in adopting the Committee’s October minutes,
had further resolved to thank the Friends of Mays Hills Cemetery for works
undertaken and to make available an amount of $1000 from Council’s Local Heritage Account
by way of a grant to the Friends to assist in the general upkeep of the
Samuel Burge 1874
Edward Pearce 1902
The Committee noted the significance of the
Mayors and expressed appreciation to the Council for its action.
copy of the 12 themes, as discussed at previous meetings and as devised by Dr
Terry Kass and reviewed by Professor Liston, had previously been distributed to
all members for comment.
12 themes were as follows:-
· Where the salt water meets the fresh (Natural evolution and background)
· Aboriginal heritage and culture
· Shaping Parramatta
· Moving about
· Surviving in Parramatta
· Being successful in Parramatta
· Living in Parramatta
· Working in Parramatta
· Making Parramatta secure
· Expanding the bounds of personal knowledge, science, technology and the
· Mixing and meeting (A meeting place)
· Building community identities/ Fashioning lifestyles
added that Dr Terry Kass had also worked on a series of secondary themes which
fall under the 12 main themes and commented that there was in interest in
building a broader understanding of the linkages of any site throughout and
beyond the LGA.
commented that Arthur Phillip did not get a mention.
indicated that he would fall under a number of the themes including Shaping
Karen O’Donnell arrived at the meeting at
noted that in the theme ‘Making Parramatta Secure’ the fortified redoubt was
constructed on the ridge rather in the crescent.
75/10 Sesqui-Centenary of the
Committee welcomed Louise Preston, Council’s Archivist, to the meeting to speak
on the subject issue, as raised at the previous meeting.
O’Donnell and Louise Preston advised that preliminary research had been
undertaken on the issue and advised:-
was incorporated on 27 November 1861 with the first Council Meeting having been
held in January 1872;
recognition could include exhibitions and associated programs, a possible
publication focusing on civic life and the impact of local government on
Parramatta and/or a cradle city exhibition;
cross functional team had been arranged within Council with members from Civic
Events, Marketing and Communications and the Heritage Centre to consider
appropriate celebration/recognition; Consultation with Councillors would also occur.
Other comments/suggestions discussed
possibility of local schools being involved;
need to articulate in an easily understandable way why 150 years is
guest speakers should be fully aware of Parramatta’s local history;
could be given to digitising the first Council rate book and election
publication of a book providing details on the Mayors throughout Parramatta’s
Mr Kennedy noted
that the Committee, at its previous meeting, had requested that contact be made
with other Western Sydney Councils to ascertain the approaches for dealing with
fibro heritage properties, such as exist in the Blaxcell Estate Conservation
Mr Kennedy outlined
his preliminary findings regarding fibro dwellings and also the condition and
degree of intactness of dwellings in Blaxcell Estate. Key points to emerge from the investigations
is an issue for fibro dwellings, with the hope often for delisting to allow
total demolition and construction of more modern houses
can be permitted to fibro dwellings if undertaken in a sympathetic manner, but
recladding will always be a fundamental issue
fibro and brick houses in Blaxcell Estate are generally in a good and original
condition; the brick houses in Montgomery Avenue in particular showing high
levels of intactness.
The Committee agreed
that there was a strong case for listing the brick houses in
then given to a further batch of items of State significance to determine
whether they should be included on the State Heritage Register.
The following sites
were then considered and subsequent decisions reached:-
In view of the
notable former owner and position of the premises, it is considered that the
premises should be an Item of State Significance.
St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery – 502
Church Street, North Parramatta
It was understood
that the cemetery was the oldest catholic cemetery in NSW and accordingly, is
an item of State Significance.
Houses Built for Housing Commission -- 276,
Items of local
All Saints Cemetery –
buried in cemetery including explorer Gregory Blaxland. Item of State
Housing Commission Houses – 6-16,
Items of local significance.
Home – Burnside Homes Group –
It was noted that
the site forms part of a group of homes, the remainder of which lie within The
Hills Council area.
As the premises were
designed by William Hardy Wilson, it was considered that it may qualify for as
an Item of State Significance.
Whilst the premises
are beautiful, item of local significance only.
First form of
construction of this type in the world. Item of State Significance.
Item of local
contained Howells Mill. Potential Item of State Significance.
Convent of Our Lady of Mercy and associated
Buildings – 2 – 6 Victoria Road, Parramatta
Item of local
building, but only of local significance.
Item of local
Home of the notable
John Nobbs. Test site as Item of State Significance.
Use of materials on
site was innovative at time. Test as Item of State Significance.
Item of local
Water Aqueduct – 579a
revolutionary at the time. There may be a case for listing as an Item of State
Peter Crittenden retired from the meeting at
6.53pm during consideration of this matter.
on Development Applications
the absence of Mr Popovic, this matter was held over until the next meeting of
Heritage Fund Applications
funds in the amount of $1000 be granted.
fine quality of the work was noted.
funds in the amount of $2000 be granted.
(b) Further, that a letter of congratulations
be forwarded to the relevant tradesman complimenting the quality of the works.
RESOLVED (S Brown/R Evans)
funds in the amount of $2000 be granted.
of the City March – HMAS
noted the quality of the subject event held last weekend.
Mr Shakespeare noted
that the 2nd anniversary of the sinking of Parramatta II was also
That Council be congratulated on the quality
of the Freedom of the City March held on Saturday, 20 November 2010.
McClymont History Award
noted that some 4 years ago the Lord Mayor had recognised the efforts of John
McClymont through the presentation of the John McClymont History Award to the
local who scored the highest HSC mark in history each year.
The award will again
be presented this year and Mr Shakespeare advised that he was currently chasing
up the Department of Education to ascertain the lucky recipient.
Shylie Brown noted
that John McClymont’s important book on John Howieson had now been edited and
finalised and was currently being printed.
Ruth Evans advised
that the Epping Eastwood Conservation Zone was dominated by street trees but
noted that their care and maintenance was sometimes lacking.
referred to building works being undertaken at
Ruth asked who was
responsible for the protection of such trees and whether Council had developed
a policy for street trees’ care and maintenance. Further, whether the
development consent issued would require protection of the trees.
Bill McGuirk asked
if any further information was available with respect to the subject site.
Mr Kennedy advised
Mr McGuirk noted the
site’s important due to its proximity to the Old Toongabbie Convict Farm and
indicated that an archaeological assessment of the site should be required.
Junius Cup – Sydney - 1827
Prior to her
departure, Louise Preston tabled notification of an auction to be held on
Monday 29 November 2010 for the subject cup. The trophy was made by Alexander
Dick for James Robertson and was won by Robert Fitzgerald’s horse ‘creeper’ at
considered that the purchase price would be extensive.
wished all a safe and merry Christmas.
terminated at 8.06pm.