PROTECT PARRAMATTA’S HERITAGE: OBJECT TO PARRAMATTA NORTH DRAFT DCP AND DA/1124/2016

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View of Female Orphan School near Parramatta, 1825 [RAHS Photograph Collection]

Attendees of the 2016 RAHS Conference in Wollongong would have heard Suzette Meade, President of the North Parramatta Resident’s Group (NPRAG), discuss the work NPRAG has carried out to protect and promote Parramatta’s heritage. To view Suzette’s presentation on YouTube, click here.

Suzette has set up a template submission portal to enable people to easily make a submission objecting to the Draft DCP and the first DA from Urban Growth NSW, which is to approve the subdivision of Fleet Street Heritage Precinct land into 17 super lots for sale to private hands for residential development.

Suzette explains that there are over “77 state heritage listed buildings around the Cumberland Hospital grounds. The Female Factory Precinct, filled with buildings designed by government architects Francis Greenway to Walter Liberty Vernon, is undergoing a National Heritage Listing Assessment and is a more than worthy candidate to be added to the current 11 convict locations on the UNESCO world heritage listing. If sympathetically re-interpreted and re-developed, this huge site could become Australia’s equivalent of Colonial Williamsburg but with one unique advantage – it is all real, all still there physically and historically and not some modern confection channelling the past.”

To access the portal and make a submission, click here.

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