Haere ra, ‘Otaki’

Farewell, ‘Otaki’.

The house at 436 Marrickville Road was demolished over the weekend of 11-12 December 2020.

Demolition completed. Sunday 13 December 2020.
Photo: Joss Willbond

The Marrickville Heritage Society had sought and received an interim heritage order on the site and further investigation on the history and heritage of the building was conducted.

An independent heritage assessment was carried out and presented to Inner West Council.

The assessment stated “that while the site is a good example of a Victorian Italianate free-standing house and would make a positive contribution to a heritage conservation area, it is less intact than comparative heritage items and does not meet enough criteria for listing as in individual heritage item.”

As a result of this report the interim heritage order was revoked by council allowing the developer to demolish the building.

And so ends over one hundred years of history and a house that has played a part in the life of Marrickville, Sydney and New South Wales.

Haere ra, ‘Otaki’.