Statement of Significance
Lydiard Street, Ballarat, was designed by architect Leonard Terry and built
in 1862. The two storied structure is stuccoed with a bluestone plinth. The
ground floor facade features smooth rustication to arch springing level with
a smooth surface above, decorated with voussoirs and quoins. The smooth
surfaced upper storey is decorated with segmental window hoods, string
courses and quoins and a balustraded parapet. Bank of New South Wales, 13-15
Lydiard Street, Ballarat, forms part of a most distinctive and probably
unique streetscape of banks, all by the same architect Leonard Terry and all
in the conservative classical style. The New South Wales bank is
architecturally representative of its period and typical of Terry's works of
the time. The architectural treatment of the lower storey and upper windows
is of particular interest in contrast with 202 Sturt Street. The design of
the details where No. 9 abuts this building is of interest. Bank of New
New South Wales, 13-15 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, is intact externally except
for the addition of signs. The interior is not intact. Of state
FORMER BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES - Permit Exemptions
All exempted alterations are to be planned and carried out in a manner which prevents damage to the fabric of the registered place or object.
Should it become apparent during further inspection or the carrying out of works that original or previously hidden or inaccessible details of the place or object are revealed which relate to the significance of the place or object, then the exemption covering such works shall cease and Heritage Victoria shall be notified as soon as possible.
All works should ideally be informed by a Conservation Management Plan prepared for the place. The Executive Director is not bound by any Conservation Management Plan, and permits still must be obtained for works suggested in any Conservation Management Plan.
Nothing in this determination prevents the Heritage Council from amending or rescinding all or any of the permit exemptions. Nothing in this determination exempts owners or their agents from the responsibility to seek relevant planning or building permits from the relevant responsible authority, where applicable.
Specific Permit Exemptions
Minor repairs and maintenance which replaces like with like. Repairs and maintenance must maximise protection and retention of fabric and include the conservation of existing details or elements. Any repairs and maintenance must not exacerbate the decay of fabric due to chemical incompatibility of new materials, obscure fabric or limit access to such fabric for future maintenance. Repair to or removal of items such as antennae, aerials, air conditioners and associated pipe work, ducting and wiring.
Works or activities, including emergency stabilisation, necessary to secure safety in an emergency where a structure or part of a structure has been irreparably damaged or destabilised and poses a safety risk to its users or the public. Note: The Executive Director, Heritage Victoria, must be notified within seven days of the commencement of these works or activities.
Painting of previously painted external and internal surfaces in the same colour, finish and product type provided that preparation or painting does not remove all evidence of earlier paint finishes or schemes. Note: This exemption does not apply to areas where there are specialist paint techniques such as graining, marbling, stencilling, hand-painting,murals or signage, or to wallpapered surfaces, or to unpainted, oiled or varnished surfaces.
Cleaning including the removal of surface deposits or graffiti by the use of low-pressure water (less than 300 psi at the surface being cleaned) and neutral detergents and mild brushing and scrubbing with plastic not wire brushes.
Permit exemptions for interiors
Works to maintain existing bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.
Installation, removal or replacement of existing electrical wiring. If wiring is currently exposed, it should remain exposed. If it is fully concealed it should remain fully concealed.
Repair and maintenance of existing lifts including mechanisms and associated elements.
Maintenance, and repairoflight fixtures, tracks and the like.
Installation, removal or replacement of carpets and/or flexible floor coverings, window furnishings, and devices for mounting artworks.Removal or replacement of smoke and fire detectors, alarms and the like, of the same size and in existing locations.
Repair, removal or replacement of existing ducted, hydronic or concealed radiant type heating provided that the central plant is concealed, and that the work is done in a manner which does not alter building fabric.
Installation of plant within the roof space, providing that it does not impact on the external appearance of the building or involve structural changes.
Installation, removal or replacement of bulk insulation in the roof space.
Repair and maintenance of existing hard landscaping, including paving where fabric, design, scale, form and method of fixing is repaired or replaced like for like.
Maintenance, repair and replacement of existing services such as plumbing, electrical cabling, surveillance systems, pipes or fire services which does not involve changes in location or scale.
Installation of physical barriers or traps to enable management of possums and vermin.
Former Police Station, BallaratVictorian Heritage Register H1544
BALLARAT TRADES HALLVictorian Heritage Register H0657
PRIMARY SCHOOL NO.33Victorian Heritage Register H1714
"AMF Officers" ShedMoorabool Shire
"AQUA PROFONDA" SIGN, FITZROY POOLVictorian Heritage Register H1687