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Industrial Heritage – The Historical Importance of Sewerage Infrastructure

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It is surprising to hear that anyone would have concerns about the heritage-listing of sewerage systems, thinking them “bizarre” and it does indicate that some people have no real understanding of the nature and importance of this vital heritage infrastructure. Industrial Heritage can be just as interesting and historically important
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NSW State Election 2019

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The National Trust (NSW) has outlined the key issues in relation to heritage it has highlighted to parliamentarians for the 2019 state election.
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National Trust recognises Four in Hand Hotel, Paddington

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“Faced with the sale of the Four in Hand Hotel at Paddington and considerable community concern at potential redevelopment plans and its loss as a much loved hotel and eatery, the Trust is considering listing the hotel on the National Trust Register. This is an important first step towards its
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Chief Secretary’s Building

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The Heritage Award Winning Entry noted –   “The Chief Secretary’s Building commands an elevated position on Bridge Street, Sydney, opposite the entrance to Government House and a short distance from Parliament House in Macquarie Street. Like the design of its impressive architecture, its prominent location was selected to reflect
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State Significant Varroville property threatened by cemetery development

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    The National Trust again lodges its strongest objection to this proposal to construct and operate a cemetery directly adjoining historic Varroville. This property dates from its original land grant in 1810 and construction in 1817. The development proposal is within the original land grant which has been recommended
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Robb College

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The University of New England has announced the imminent demolition of most of the State Significant, Michael Dysart designed Robb College.
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Sydney Football Stadium

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In June 2015 the Sydney Football Stadium was listed on the National Trust Register. The Trust strongly opposes moves for its demolition.
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De-funding of Trove

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The site has been described as “a model for collaborative digitization projects and serves to inform cultural heritage institutions building both large and small digital collections” and the reach of Trove’s newspaper archives makes the service attractive to genealogists. Many of the digital public libraries in the United States came
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Hans Heysen Morning Light 1913 Reproduced with the kind permission of the family of Hans Heysen

NSW Government Biodiversity Legislation

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The National Trust has joined Stand Up for Nature, an alliance of conservation groups dedicated to improving protection for nature in NSW. The Trust will be lobbying against proposed legislation which, in the Trust’s view, would dramatically increase land clearing in NSW with major adverse impacts on biodiversity conservation and
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Former Chatswood South Uniting Church

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This church group is of historic, aesthetic and social significance as a fine, intact rural church, graveyard and landscaped grounds indicative of the early rural settlement of Lane Cove in the eighteen seventies. It is the oldest remaining (the third built) Methodist church on Sydney’s North Shore, and the first
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Auburn Gallipoli Mosque

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Auburn Gallipoli Mosque listed on the National Trust Register
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Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre

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The Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre was listed on the National Trust Register in June, 2013.
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Auburn Botanic Gardens

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Auburn Botanic Gardens listed on the National Trust Register in September, 2015.
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WestConnex – M4 East

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National Trust objects to the WestConnex M4 East proposal.
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Avoca Beach Theatre

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National Trust seeks Interim Heritage Order on Avoca Beach Theatre to allow a review of its heritage significance.
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Thompson Square, Windsor

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Thompson Square and its pre-Macquarie archaeology, threatened by road and bridge work, must be kept intact.
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The Rocks World Heritage Under Threat

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Rare brutalist style Sirius Building in Sydney's The Rocks faces demolition.
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Cliefden Caves

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Cliefden Caves on the Belubula River near Canowindra are threatened by dam proposals.
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Impact of Coal Mining

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National Trust opposes coal mining proposals that threaten Landscape Conservation Areas and Listed buildings.
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Powerhouse Museum

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Sydney's Ultimo Powerhouse Museum is threatened with closure, demolition and re-development.
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Historic Newcastle CBD

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The National Trust opposes the removal of the historic rail line from Newcastle to Wickham.
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