Inner West Council

Precinct Heritage Studies

Background

Council previously wrote to residents and property owners in the Summer Hill, Ashfield North, Croydon and Ashfield South Precincts, to let them know about a heritage review of these areas. The recommendations in these precinct studies were deferred by the State Government but will be included in the new Draft Principal Local Environmental Plan for Ashfield.

See below for more information. Recommendations for each of the Precincts appear below.


Summer Hill Precinct Heritage Study

Heritage

10 Dover Street

A proposed Heritage Item

Built in 1890, this house was financed by Ninian Melville, a well-known Ashfield mortician who subsequently became the Mayor of Ashfield.

Heritage The Summer Hill Precinct  is the area bounded by Liverpool Road, Parramatta Road, Prospect Road, Hawthorne Canal and Old Canterbury Road.

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Ashfield North Precinct Heritage Study

Heritage

15 John Street

Proposed Heritage Item

This is one of a fine pair of Victorian Italianate/Filigree houses which make an effective contribution to the streetscape despite some modification. Buildings of this period are now comparatively rare. They are associated with a prominent and influential citizen of Ashfield and demonstrate the prosperous period of speculative residential building, which preceded the great depression of 1893.

Heritage

Federal-Fyle Heritage Conservation Area

Proposed new heritage conservation area

The area incorporates the existing Oak Street conserva tion area so as to include aesthetic values and historic associations revealed in more extensive investigation. Left, a view in Oak Street looking up the slope from the north-east end.

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Croydon Precinct Heritage Study

Heritage

85 Holborrow Street

Proposed Heritage Item

The architectural style of this house belongs to Federation Queen Anne. It has unusual detail and embellishment that makes it a distinctive property. The design is the work of a talented speculative builder.

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Ashfield South Precinct Heritage Review

Heritage

10 Hanks Street

Proposed Heritage Item

One of Ashfield’s most authentic and attractive Federation period Queen Anne houses. In immaculate and original condition, it demonstrates an important phase in Ashfield’s history.

Heritage

Hillcot Street looking south

Part of the proposed Hillcot Street Conservation area.

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