Parramatta’s Heritage at Risk – Willow Grove & St George’s Terrace

Parramatta heritage at risk
Parramatta heritage at risk

[Image courtesy of the North Parramatta Residents Action Group]

Last week it was revealed that heritage buildings Willow Grove and St George’s Terrace would be demolished under the NSW Government’s plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta.

State Heritage listed Willow Grove was built in the 1870s and serves as a great example of a Victorian Italianate two-storey villa. Originally a private villa, Willow Grove served as a maternity hospital known as ‘Estella’. Similarly, according to the State Heritage Register, St George’s Terrace is significant for the Parramatta LGA for ‘historical and aesthetic reasons’ and serves as a ‘representative example of modest Victorian period terraces constructed during an early wave of development in the area.’

The North Parramatta Residents Action Group (NPRAG), in conjunction with supporters across Sydney have organised a petition to help save Parramatta’s heritage from demolition.

To learn more about these two heritage-listed buildings and efforts to save them, please visit the North Parramatta Residents Action Group’s Facebook page. Alternatively, individuals can also listen to an interview that Suzette Meade (President of the NPRAG) did with ABC’s Simon Marnie.



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