WOOLLAHRA HISTORY & HERITAGE SOCIETY

Education

LINKS TO PUBLICATIONS

Controls for sub-stations in heritage conservation areas
https://yoursay.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/electricity-substations

2015 Carrara / Strickland House, the Finest Site
on the Foreshore of Sydney Harbour.
Author June Poland.

2017 Flags up, The First 20 Years of the South Head Lookout
Post 1790-1809.
Author Peter Poland.

Governor Phillip Landings on the Shores of Sydney Harbour
Author June Poland.

Outlook Journals by Bruce Crosson for WHHS and
Publications can be sourced at the Woollahra Library
New South Head Road Double Bay.

Cooper Park bridge 2024
Cooper Park bridge 2024

LYNE PARK

Council proposes to take control of a Woollahra Sailing Club space which WHHS and the sailing club oppose. Council is proceeding with its proposal. The sailing club is escalating the matter.

OXFORD STREET

Oxford Street alterations to reduce parking and increase cycling. WHHS and Queen Street and West Woollahra Association and Business groups oppose this. Decision rests with State Transit and Minister.

COUNCIL PLANS

Council plans to heritage list four places of worship, namely:

Paddington of Church of Christ,
St Andrew’s Scots Presbyterian Church,
Sydney Chevra Kadisha,
Vaucluse Uniting Church

WHHS can support these listings.

Submission were due by 18th August 2023 but can be made at any time to councillors or when these items come to council for consideration.

URBAN FOREST STRATEGY

Council proposes a goal of 30% increase in tree canopy by 2050. Submissions were due 31st August but can be made at any time to councillors.

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH PROPOSED LISTING

WHHS supports this listing but was opposed by the church. Still undecided.

Submission: heritage listing of St George Greek Orthodox Memorial church.

The planning proposal for the heritage listing of St George was considered by the Council’s Environmental Planning Committee on 6 March 2023 and then by the full Council on 23 March 2023.

The WHHS has been notified that  the St George Orthodox Church Rose Bay as proposed by WHHS has been listed as a local heritage item in the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (see Amendment No 39).
The detail of the heritage listing is as follows:

·  Item I737, St George Orthodox Church and War Memorial complex and setting, including interiors and moveable relics, 90-92 Newcastle Street, Rose Bay (Lots 15 and 16, Section D, DP 5092).

For more information, the exhibition page on the project is available here: https://yoursay.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/st-george-church-rose-bay

WHHS LINK

The Woollahra History and Heritage Society was
founded in 1985.

The first Patron was Sir Laurence Street, KCMG,
Lieutenant Governor and Chief Justice of New South Wales.

The present Patrons are Peter Poland OAM and the
Mayor of Woollahra Richard Shields.

Peter and June Poland dedicated their lives to the
heritage of Woollahra. Strickland House and the
land would not be available for the public if it hadn’t been for their lifelong work to retain it for the public for recreational purposes as it was given in 1914.

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