Coal Loader 1934

Balls Head Coal Loader Complex listed on the State Heritage Register

Friday, 18 June 2021

The Balls Head Coal Loader Complex at Waverton is one of the first and longest operating shore-based coal loading facilities in Sydney Harbour.

The complex features coal loading machinery and administrative and workshop buildings, as well as a beautiful Indigenous rock engraving site. The area is also the largest bushland remnant in North Sydney, part of several popular walking tracks.

These varied elements have secured the Balls Head Coal Loader Complex’s place, not only as a reminder of its time as an important part of the coal industry in NSW, but also as an exemplar of activation of a former industrial site for the public benefit.

This site is located on the traditional land of the Cammeraygal people.

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