Site Details
Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
The Myilly Point Precinct represents the conclusion of a Commonwealth Government policy for an 'approved housing scheme' for high-ranking government officers, originally formulated under the first major town planning scheme of the early 1930s. The creative talents of the architect B.C.G. Burnett together with a new material, asbestos cement, were to change the built fabric of Darwin. Burnett designed a series of homes adapted to the climatic conditions of the Top End which included the use of lightweight materials such as asbestos cement sheeting, corrugated roof cladding and a unique form of louvres with patterning by casement windows. The use of asbestos cement louvres with glass casement windows provided full screened walls that could be adjusted to suit prevailing weather conditions. All roofs were steeply pitched with an asbestos ridge vent at the top. Air circulated from open eaves through the ceiling space and out the ridge. A number of individuals significant in the history and development of the Top End have been associated with the houses, such as Hugh Barclay who was Director of Lands at the time of the Territory Rice Project and H.C. Giese Director of Welfare. The houses have had continuous use as housing from their date of construction. Overall there has been little alteration to the original fabric or design. Where this has occurred it has been sympathetic to the structure. The houses represent a major design development and the best surviving examples of B.C.G. Burnett's work for civilian occupation as opposed to military housing.
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Darwin Municipality
Conservation works on lots 1098, 1099, 1101 and 1102. National Trust holds delegation under S33 for its own places. Lots 1098 - 1102 inclusive, Town of Darwin.
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ViewMyilly Point Precinct.jpgMyilly Point Precinct20/SEP/07
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ViewInstrument.pdf - 06/FEB/09
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Approximate Location
LAIS KeyStreet NumberStreet NameSuburbLocation CodeLot NumberLTO PlanPartTenure
200 01098 2BURNETTLARRAKEYAH2001098 - - Freehold
200 01099 4BURNETTLARRAKEYAH2001099 - - Freehold
200 01100 4KAHLINLARRAKEYAH2001100 - - Freehold
200 01101 6BURNETTLARRAKEYAH2001101 - - Freehold
200 01102 2KAHLINLARRAKEYAH2001102 - - Freehold
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