2020 168 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont - Heritage Impact Statement 168 Pyrmont Street as of 2020 showing high-rise development [Image sourced from Google Street View]. Aboriginal History & CultureArchitecturalRegional DevelopmentSocial HistoryColonialHeritage Assessment Author: Dr Sue Rosen Client: Pivate Client Our team prepared this HIS to facilitate repair of damages caused to the building during the recent extension of the adjacent seven storey apartment at No.170. European development of the land began in August 1898, when the Harris family – owners of much of the Pyrmont-Ultimo peninsula - leased part of their Ultimo Estate to the Scottish Australian Investment Company Ltd., for a term of 50 years. Under the lease conditions, the company was required to construct an integrated housing development. The group of Queen-Anne Style properties were extant by 1900, though probably date to c. 1898-1899. The entire heritage listed line of terrace residences remained intact until 1996. Unfortunatley, and because of the failiure of regulatory bodies, much of the original development has been demolished for high-rise apartment buildings that loom over the surviving Pyrmont Street terraces, compromising their setting and integrity.