Millers Point is an inner city suburb in the City of Sydney Municipality, adjacent to The Rocks and only a minute’s walk to the CBD of Sydney. It is well known as part of the tourist and historic area of Sydney with many properties dating back to the 1800s. This heritage rich harbourside suburb has survived much turmoil – plagues, poverty and two world wars and the construction of its most famous landmark, the Harbour Bridge.
Today, Millers Point is a partly gentrified area, but still contains many housing commission properties. As housing stock becomes dilapidated, government policy is to sell the now extremely valuable public housing units to private owners, in the expectation that they will restore the properties. In 2006, part of Millers Point was renamed ‘Barangaroo’ – a government initiative to provide more commercial and recreation space for a growing Sydney population on the now defunct shipping port site.
In Millers Point early colonial homes and Victorian Regency townhouses form an intrinsic part of the historic streetscape. Some enjoy panoramic views over Goat Island to the Lower North Shore to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
The close proximity to Circular Quay and the views of the iconic Harbour Bridge, as well as the historic nature of many of the buildings, mean that this area is very popular with tourists. Two separate pubs in The Rocks precinct claim to be Sydney\'s oldest surviving pubs – namely the Fortune of War at the Rocks and the nearby Lord Nelson. Millers Point is bursting with historic appeal and other landmarks buildings, such as Observatory Hill, Cadmans Cottage and Dawes Point Battery.
Located in a prominent setting, which is without doubt one of Sydney\'s premier lifestyle locations, Millers Point is a leisurely stroll to Walsh Bay theatres, renowned waterfront dining and a host of harbour front attractions.