Preserving The Rocks

Since 1900 the historic fabric of The Rocks was slowly demolished as old gave way to new. Today, the New South Wales Government actively preserves and promotes this important fragment of early Sydney.

Public concerns to preserve the historic buildings of The Rocks can be traced back as early as 1939 when the Commissariat Store on Circular Quay was demolished. By the 1960s, faced with high-rise development, local residents joined forces with trades unions, planners, historians and lawyers to ensure the historic values of The Rocks were preserved.

ASN Hotel, 91 George st, 1970
91 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
42-52 Harrington st, 1970
42 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
132-134 Cumberland st, 1970
132 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
117 Gloucester st, 1980
117-117A Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Former Police Station, 127-129 George st, 1970
127-129 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
182 Cumberland st, 1970
182 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
38-40 Gloucester st, 1980
38 Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
26-30 Gloucester St, 1970
26 Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Housing Board Building, 120 Gloucester st, 1900s
120 Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Bethel Steps (side of Mariners Church), George st to Circular Quay, 1970
George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia