Update on proposed heritage protection for older houses in Coogee – 24th November 2018

Randwick Council to make a final decision on extending the Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area – followed by a debate on whether additional Coogee dwellings in Dudley and Brook Streets should also be heritage protected.

At this Tuesday night (27th November) Randwick City Councillors will consider two separate heritage reports dealing with proposals for extended heritage protection for various Coogee dwellings.

Randwick City Green Councillors support more heritage protection for the disappearing old homes of Coogee. Pictured is 41 Dudley Street that will debated this Tuesday night.

The meeting starts at 6pm in the Council chambers at 30 Frances Street Randwick (corner of Frances and Avoca Streets).

Both reports were initiated by Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson after he was approached by residents seeking greater protection for Coogee’s older dwellings of heritage merit.  Councillor Matson said today,

“Coogee has lost too many old dwellings of heritage value. If we don’t move to retain what’s left we will lose part of what makes Coogee interesting for people who choose to live here.”

CP56/18 Post Exhibition Report: Planning Proposal Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area Boundary Extension and Inclusion of Local Heritage Items

This proposal has recently come off public exhibition for consultation.

Council planners now recommend in this report that the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 should be amended “…to extend the boundary of the Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area to incorporate 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46 Dudley Street, Coogee and 122 Mount Street Coogee. These dwellings are described “as having heritage values that contribute to the Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area.”

The report also recommends the listing of four of these dwellings (38, 42, and 44 Dudley Street, and 122 Mount Street) as deserving local heritage items items in their own right.

CP57/18 Heritage Study of properties in Dudley Street and Brook Street, Coogee

This report proposes protection for a further set of older Coogee dwellings that fall outside the extended Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area.

The first part of the proposal is for the creation of a second “heritage conservation area” covering 37, 39 and 41 Dudley Street and 144, 146A, 146B, 148 and 150 Brook Street Coogee.

The second part of this proposal recommends an additional level of heritage protection for three of these dwellings, 39 and 41 Dudley Street and No. 148 Brook Street. These three have been identified as being of such significance as to warrant local heritage listing as specific “heritage items” in their own right.

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