Brian Fuller, Heritage Convenor, Bulletin 5/2021  July 2021

Cardigan St Reserve (Photo: Phil Vergison)

Many readers have no doubt noticed the City of Sydney progressively upgrading the local green parks within Glebe and Forest Lodge as part of the Greening Sydney 2030 Strategy. The Society welcomes these environmental initiatives by the City.

However, the upgrade and extension of the Cardigan St Reserve has come at the cost of the removal of some of the historic sandstone paving in the closed section of Cardigan St. This sandstone paving was associated with the historic Lyndhurst Estate.

Whilst the City obtained a Heritage Impact Statement prior to undertaking the work, the Society has concerns that not all processes were observed both prior to and during the work.

See the Society’s letter to the City.