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Heritage listing to protect Sydney church

The City of Sydney Council is expected to approve the Sacred Heart Church in Darlinghurst for heritage listing next Monday, even though church leaders maintain it has little architectural merit.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that approval means the site, owned by the University of Notre Dame, will be more difficult to redevelop.

Vice-chancellor Peter Tannock said the university plans to restore most of the church.

Last year the Church announced it wanted a university campus on the site, including a medical school where the church stands.

Heritage listing to protect church (Sydney Morning Herald 15/2/05 - payment required)

University of Notre Dame Australia | The University of Notre Dame Australia's Proposed Health Campus in Darlinghurst (University of Notre Dame Australia 15/10/04)
Sacred Heart Rescue
City of Sydney

Keating lashes Sydney Archdiocese over heritage threat (CathNews 20/10/04)
Changing heritage status of inner Sydney church (CathNews 25/8/04)
Notre Dame welcomes support for Sydney Campus (CathNews 2/8/04)

15 Feb 2005