Naming proposal – "Walsh Bay" proposed New Suburb.

Dr Gianfranco Gresciani


The aim of this submission is to lend support, on historical, economic, developmental and social grounds, to the creation of a new suburb by the name "Walsh Bay". Interventions Since the end of the Second World War, major infrastructural redevelopments, prompted by social and economic changes in the use of specific areas, have taken place on Sydney Harbour. For example, construction of the Cahill Expressway cut the connection of Sydney's CBD with the harbour in order to enhance transportation needs, the Opera House was built on the site of the old tramway sheds, and Darling Harbour was constructed over previous railway yards. Even before the war, the dramatic intervention caused by the construction of the Bradfield Highway, accessing the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, cut across the suburb of Dawes Point, irretrievably changing its character and population pattern.




Walsh Bay Naming Proposal Heritage Support Report 

By Tropman and Tropman Architects


This report has been prepared for Walsh Bay Precinct Association Inc in support of the proposed official naming of the suburb of "Walsh Bay". This report will form part of the naming proposal submission to City of Sydney Council. The aim of this report is to provide information from a heritage perspective, utilising the Burra Charter principles, the history and changing nature of the place, to emphasise its shift away from an industrial centre to its new role as an arts and cultural precinct and a suburb in its own right distinct from Dawes Point and Millers Point. 

Read More... Heritage Support Report - Tropman and Tropman 



Millers Point and Walsh Bay Heritage Review

Final Report, March 2007

Prepared for: City of Sydney Council.
Prepared by: Paul Davies Pty Ltd


Paul Davies Pty Ltd was commissioned to undertake a heritage review of the Millers Point and Walsh Bay area in the City of Sydney LGA. At present the area does not have heritage status as an area within the City of Sydney’s planning instruments. This study has examined the heritage value of the area and an overview of the work and recommendations are summarised below.

This review has provided an excellent opportunity to examine the Millers Point and Walsh Bay area as a whole. This study involved detailed examination of the character of the Millers Point and Walsh Bay area based on a comprehensive field survey, and analysis of the historical and current context of the study area.

Read more... Millers Point and Walsh Bay Heritage Review

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