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.

130 Cumberland st, 1980
130 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Campbell Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay West, c1970
7-27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
77-85 George St, 1970
77 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
132-134 George St, 1980
132-134 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
105 George Street, 1970
105 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Argyle Bridge, Cumberland Street 1970
Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
140-142 Cumberland st, 1980
140-142 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Science House, 157-169 Gloucester st, 1970
157-169 Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
29-31 George st, 1980
29 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
MCA (former Maritime Services Board), 136-140 George st, 1970
136 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia