Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

IMG_5221A nomination to have ‘Newcastle Recreation Reserve’ (also known at King Edward Park) is currently on public exhibition for consideration to the State Heritage Register of  NSW. In 2012 a small dedicated group the ‘Government Domain committee’ submitted a State Heritage Register (SHR) nomination to the Office of Environment and Heritage. The Heritage Council of NSW considers nominations for listing on the SHR based on an assessment of heritage significance and taking into account any submissions received from the public.

Submissions can be made to:-

Heritage Council of NSW
Locked Bag 5020
PARRAMATTA NSW 2124

or email; heritage@heritage.nsw.gov.au

Further details about the NEWCASTLE RECREATION RESERVE’ nomination is available HERE.

Submissions close 12 July 2017.

2012 Nomination – Newcastle Recreation Reserve – Nomination to NSW Heritage Register

Particular acknowledgement goes to the late Dr Robert Evans who researched and published ‘History of King Edward Park’ in 2016.


One thought on “Newcastle Recreation Reserve under consideration for State Heritage Register of NSW

  1. What can a person say about the “supporting documentation” submitted to the Office of Environment and Heritage?

    “May”be we can comment on the over use of word “may” in describing the importance of our heritage?

    “May”be we could consider that the authors of the nomination documentation “may” believe that King Edward Park deserves heritage listing but “may”be they have no understanding of reality.

    Shepherds Hill Defence Group IS heritage listed as it does have State heritage significance.

    There is no “may” in regards to this site “within” but not part of King Edward Park.

    There is no “may” be part of King Edward Park, it is a separately dedicated reserve.

    Currently Newcastle Council is constructing Bathers Way parallel to The Terrace, at the front of the Shepherds Hill. defence Group site.

    This work will remove part of the original 1890 driveway into Shepherds Hill.

    As King Edward Park “surrounds” the defence group the portion of driveway between the defence group western boundary and The Terrace is not heritage listed and therefore protected.

    As part of the “actual” (physical) Bathers Way pathway crosses through a 1 metre section of the defence group property then heritage listing protection became relevant.

    There is no “may” about what is of State significance inside of the defence group boundaries.

    Once Council crossed the boundaries, in regards to the Bathers Way works, the Office of Environment shut Council down within a day until the correct applications were submitted for approval.

    As King Edward Park is clearly not of State significance, on paper, Council can create Bathers Way in a form that cuts off the only legal access (easement) into the defence group.

    So, if I “may”, it appears the proponents of the call for listing “may” not know what they are talking about.

    The proponents/authors “may” not be aware that they “may” have repeated the same subjects to “bolster” the amount of information rather than the quality of the information supplied.

    Examples include:

    “May” be archeological evidence.

    “May” be the oldest.

    “May” be extent.

    “May” reveal.

    “May” be of State significance.

    The Office of Environment and Heritage “may” not consider the proposed listing of King Edward Park for some time as they have limited time and resources.

    Something you “may” wish to consider if you believe a listing will be granted.

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