National Heritage Assessment
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons
About this assessment
The Australian Heritage Council found Hyde Park Barracks is of outstanding national heritage significance. Opened in 1819 to great fanfare, the barracks was one of the first substantial buildings in a colony previously consisting mainly of makeshift constructions. In its scale, siting, elegance and quality of construction, the Barracks reflect Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s vision for Sydney and the growing colony as a permanent and thriving settlement. The barracks is generally regarded as one of the best works of Francis Greenway, the first official Government Architect, and regarded by many as Australia’s first architect. It is the last remaining barracks building and complex from the Macquarie era.
The Council's final assessment report as given to the Minister is attached.
In some cases the Minister will have made amendments to such matters as boundaries, values and descriptions, before listing the place. For final listing data visit the Australian Heritage Database or the National Heritage Listing for Hyde Park Barracks.