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.

Johnsons Building, 233-235 George st, 1970
George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
67 Harrington st, 1970
61 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
ASN Hotel, 91 George st, 1970
91 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Atherden st, 1970
2 Atherden St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
001 117 119 Harrington street Bushells Building 1970s
117-119 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
145 George st, 1970
145 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
73 George st, 2010
73 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
29-31 George st, 1980
29 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
132-134 Cumberland st, 2020
136-138 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
139-141 George st, 1980
139 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia