1926 - Smith and Waddington

    Engineering & Assembly Plant


    In 1926 Smith and Waddington built a six-storey factory in Camperdown. They designed and assembled touring buses and luxury motorcars such as Rolls Royce, using an innovative production system way ahead of its time.


    Hydraulic lifts brought car chassis to the top floor of the building and as the chassis moved down the assembly line, well-designed and engineered components were assembled on each floor. By the time the cars and buses reached the ground floor, they were ready for final inspection by their new owners.


    1931 - Bradford Cotton Mills

    Leading Manufacturer Of Textiles


    Bradford Cotton Mills moved into the building in 1931. The Camperdown factory was a spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, and finishing plant.


    The cotton mills played a major role in employing the local community for over 50 years. Bradford became a key player in the cotton industry with several factories across Australia. In 1968 they adopted the name Bradmill Industries.


    1993 - Rhodes House

    A Great Place To Live


    After the cotton mills the building remained vacant for a few years. In 1993 it was converted into an elegant apartment block. With characteristic lofty ceilings, spacious living areas, and stunning views, Rhodes House residents now enjoy a stylish city lifestyle.


    The owners corporation is made up of all lot owners at Rhodes House.

    The key areas of responsibility are:


    - maintaining and repairing the common property

    - managing the finances of the strata scheme

    - having adequate insurances in place

    - keeping records and accounts

    - administering the scheme’s by-laws


    All lot owners are entitled to participate in the owners corporation decision-making and are encouraged to contribute when possible. Our scheme is registered with Land & Property Information (LPI) as Strata Plan 46789.


    At its Annual General Meeting the owners corporation elects up to nine people to make the necessary decisions on behalf of the owners. This group is called the Strata Committee and has a Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as general members.


    The Strata Committee is elected by owners at the Annual General Meeting to serve for twelve months and undertake the day-to-day administration of the strata scheme.


    The Rhodes House Strata Committee is scheduled to meet every two months. These management meetings for decision-making have a formal agenda and a limited time frame. Under the strata legislation owners may attend the meetings as observers, but may only speak with the permission of the Chair.


    Many administrative decisions are made outside of the formal meetings for the smooth running of the property and supervision of the strata agent and business and building managers.


    The committee welcomes input from owners and residents and if you’re keen to assist in some way then please let the committee know.


    The Strata Agent assists the Owners Corporation and the Strata Committee in dealing with statutory obligations, including:


    - maintaining financial records and preparing accounts and tax returns

    - issuing quarterly levy notices and recovering any unpaid levies

    - managing insurance claims

    - signing contracts and issuing work orders


    You should contact the Strata Agent for enquiries about your levy notice or monies payable, insurance coverage, or to make changes to your details on the strata roll.


    Strata Agent

    Ace Body Corporate Management (Chippendale)

    (02) 9690 1737



    NB Emails should reference SP46789 Rhodes House in the subject line.


    The Building Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of Rhodes House, including:


    - organising proactive maintenance of the building and grounds

    - providing building operations reports to the Strata Committee

    - supervising contractors and ensuring quality and timely repairs and maintenance

    - monitoring and managing security measures, keys, and swipe cards

    - workplace health and safety management systems

    - maintaining detailed and accurate documents, records, and files


    The Administration Office is located in the front foyer of the building and is open from 7:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. If the office is unattended, the manager on duty can be contacted on the Rhodes House phone
    0417 325 061.



    We are governed by strata legislation that includes:


    - Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

    - Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016

    - Strata Plan 46789 By-laws


    Further information can be found at NSW Fair Trading: stratalaws.nsw.gov.au


    Residents do need to make their own assessments about engaging contractors to work in their apartments. Please contact the Administration Office for a list of trades/contacts are already familiar with working at Rhodes House and carry the necessary licences and insurance.


    Rhodes House is situated in Camperdown within the City of Sydney local government area. Situated in an inner western suburb located 4km south-west of the city’s central business district there are easy access transport routes to most areas.


    Some local services and businesses in the immediate area have been listed for your convenience, with plenty more along the popular King Street and Parramatta Road. We’ll leave it to you to decide on your favourites.


    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH)

    Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9515 6111



    RPAH Medical Centre

    100 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042

    (02) 9519 2704



    University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS)

    65 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9351 3437



    QE Foodstores

    5/35 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 8964 6453


    Camperdown Cellars

    140-144 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9517 2000



    Deus Bar + Kitchen

    98-104 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9519 0849



    Runcible Spoon

    27 Barr St, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9519 2727


    Boss Lady Food & Co

    1/18-22 Purkis St, Camperdown NSW 2050


    Bion Societe

    27/12-14 Layton St, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9516 0757




    25 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9519 6924


    Papaya Thai Eatery

    33/23 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9516 2877



    Open Korea

    154 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9557 4993



    Urban Pizza Bar

    28/12-14 Layton St, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9557 8885



    The Lady Hampshire

    91 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 8018 6885


    Camperdown Hotel

    138 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9557 1615


    The Alfred Hotel

    51 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

    (02) 9557 2216