HERITAGE ASSESSMENTS AND STATEMENTS OF HERITAGE IMPACT ARE PART OF THE SYDNEY HARBOUR WHARVES UPGRADE PROGRAM The Heritage Assessments and Statements of Heritage Impact are a component of the Sydney Harbour Wharves Upgrade Program. Group GSA [architects and urban planners] have been engaged by NSW Maritime to develop concept design solutions for the upgrade of a number of ferry wharves throughout Sydney Harbour. The wharves are within the inner harbour [...]
RESTORATION OF 'MULBERRY' GUNDARY HILL, MORUYA NSW We purchased 'Mulberry' in Moruya in 2003, although it was simply an old timber house on a large property at a street address at the time we purchased. Over the next seven years Tanny and I have turned the former rural property on Gundary Hill west of the town into a wonderful residence. 'Mulberry' was featured in Country Style in February 2010.
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE CASTLES / DUNN RESIDENCE AT LILLI PILLI NSW This project involved the design and oversight of a new house for Don Castles and Christine Dunn at Lilli Pilli in association with Pip Smith. The construction was by Smith + Primmer contractors. The design was informed by the constraints of the angular site and by environmental principles.
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE 1930S ROSEDALE CABINS NSW This project involved the design and oversight of the adaptive reuse of the 1930s Rosedale cabins on South Rosedale beach by Smith + Freeman. The construction was by Smith + Primmer contractors. The design was informed by heritage values of the original cottages.
THE ABERNETHY + CO. LATHE EXHIBITION AND INTERPETATION PROJECT There were several quarries flanking the Moruya River. The first quarry was opened in 1863 for the quarrying of sandstone boulders for use in constructing the breakwater at the entrance to Moruya River. This sandstone quarry was site just to the east of the Moruya Heads Pilot Station and was easily accessible to ship traffic on the Moruya River. But it [...]
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE FORMER GOULBURN TECHNICAL COLLEGE The Goulburn Regional Conservatorium Inc. engaged Allen Grimwood of Zenith Town Planning and Peter Freeman of PFCA+P to prepare a Conservation Management Plan for the former Goulburn Technical College building currently occupied by the Conservatorium. The plan was written jointly, with the assistance of Ms Noni Boyd, architect and historian. The plan was prepared during the months of [...]
SKETCH DESIGN FOR THE PACIFIC STREET RESIDENCE AT MOSSY POINT NSW This project for the alterations and additions to a cottage in Pacific Street Mossy Point was undertaken by Smith + Freeman architects. The design proposed the addition of a small and modern annexe to an 'A frame' beachside cottage.
ST MATTHIAS ANGLICAN CHURCH CONSERVATION WORKS BOMBALA NSW These works were undertaken on the basis of PFCA+P recommendations, as follows: An elevated composite floor should be inserted into the historic Church and the Eastern vestry.A detailed specification of the proposed elevated composite floor should be prepared prior to any works being undertaken; and The existing timber dado should be carefully dismantled, such that the wall behind may be rendered with [...]
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE BAIN RESIDENCE AT BROULEE NSW This project involved the design and oversight of a new house for Andrew + Lynn Bain at Broulee in association with Pip Smith. The project was undertaken by Smith + Freeman architects, with construction by Smith + Primmer contractors. The design was informed by the natural site values and by environmental principles.
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE NEW SOUTHERN PHONE BUILDING This project involved the design and oversight of the new Southern Phone building in central Moruya in association with Pip Smith. The project was undertaken by Smith + Freeman architects, with construction by South Building. Southern Phone provides communications services to southeast Australia. The design was informed by its important and historic corner site [once occupied by Carden’s Royal Hotel], and [...]
STUDIO EXTENSION FOR THE TESSA AND PETER SCHWARZ PROPERTY AT BINGIE In 2009 Smith + Freeman Architects were asked to prepare sketch plans for a studio extension for the Tessa and Peter Schwarz property at Bingie, south of Moruya. The project has not proceeded past the sketch plan stage.
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT OF THE VICTORIA CREEK BRIDGE DRY-STONE WALLING RETAINING WALL This Heritage Assessment of the Victoria Creek Bridge dry-stone walling was prepared as a component of a Review of Environmental Factors being prepared by NGH Environmental. The assessment relates specifically to a length of retaining wall, built utilising the dry-stone construction technique, and completed in the mid 1930s. The assessment establishes a Statement of Significance for the retaining wall, [...]
PREPARATION OF A CMP FOR THE BENDETHERA HOMESTEAD PRECINCT WITHIN THE DEUA NATIONAL PARK NSW This Plan was prepared for DECC/NPWS in conjunction with NGH Environmental consultants. The brief for this project was to undertake a conservation analysis of the pastoral history of the Bendethera pastoral holding including an analysis of the physical evidence and associated social values, in order to assist NPWS / DECC in the management of the [...]
PREPARATION OF A CMP FOR THE HAY GAOL PRECINCT HAY NSW The Hay Shire Council agreed to the preparation of this Plan in August 2008. The Hay Shire Council provided funding for this Plan with supplementary funding being provided by the NSW Heritage Council.
PREPARATION OF A MASTER PLAN + ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH PLANS FOR 'BIMBLEBOX' IN BLACKHEATH NSW The master plan proposed a series of ideas for the 'Bimblebox' property, in Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains. The plan consisted of a photographic essay introducing the various 'precincts' within the property, some base plans outlining the character of those precincts, and some possibilities and options for the precincts, and concluded with a series of 'idea' [...]
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW FOR THE BISHOP'S LODGE PRECINCT HAY NSW The managers of the Bishops Lodge precinct, the Bishop’s Lodge Management Committee, on behalf of the owners, the Hay Shire Council, commissioned this Plan in 2007. The Plan comprises a review of the 1987 Bishop’s Lodge Plan by PFCA+P, and a review of over 20 years of conservation works and activities associated with the Lodge precinct; [...]
PREPARATION OF A HERITAGE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE THREE BUNDANON TRUST PROPERTIES Heritage Management Plan prepared for the Bundanon Trust and the Department of Communications and the Arts [DCITA], in order to update and review the 1997 Bundanon Conservation Management Plan and the 2004 Riversdale Conservation Management Plan, previously prepared by PFCA+P. The Plan was prepared to document the National Heritage significance of the Bundanon Trust properties, to provide an [...]
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE MURRAY DOWNS HOMESTEAD PRECINCT Preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for the Murray Down Homestead precinct, located on the Murray River near Swan Hill; and subsequent documentation and oversight of new conservation and adaptive reuse works to the homestead and outbuildings, 2002-2008.
CONSERVATION OF THE QUARRY WHARF AT NORTH HEAD ROAD NEAR MORUYA The North Head Quarry provide the stone for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Cenotaph and other Sydney buildings. This project is aimed at conserving and reconstructing the Quarry wharf structure, and providing interpretative linkages.
PREPARATION OF CONSERVATION/DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR BODALLA VILLAGE ON THE PRINCES HIGHWAY SOUTH COAST NSW The Bodalla village is a delightful place with links to the Thomas Mort history of the region, and the dairy industry of the South Coast. These guidelines are intended to conserve the special qualities of the place. The plan at left is a 1952 RTA plan of the Highway.
PREPARATION OF A MASTER PLAN FOR THE CANOWINDRA & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 2005 The CDHS is a small Historical Society with a large historical display in a precinct within the town. The Society identified the need for a Master Plan which would guide the Society over the next ten years. The Plan provided three options for future development. The illustration shows Option 1.
PREPARATION A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR BRAEMAR HOMESTEAD NEAR GOULBURN - 1992 Braemar is a fine Georgian building, now modified,on the outskirts of Goulburn. This Plan and Scope of Works was privately commissioned with assistance from a small NSWHC funding grant. The project team were Peter Freeman, Roger Hobbs, and Pip Giovanelli.
THIS PROJECT INVOLVED THE PREPARATION OF A CMP, A REGISTER OF MOVEABLE HERITAGE, AND WORKS OVERSIGHT - 2001-2003 The Gadara Homestead Precinct project was commenced in 2001. The project has been undertaken in conjunction with Ms Louise Halsey, heritage consultant.
URBAN HERITAGE STUDY FOR THE WAGGA WAGGA SHIRE COUNCIL - 2002 RURAL HERITAGE STUDY FOR THE WAGGA WAGGA SHIRE COUNCIL - 1999 Preparation of a heritage study of the inner urban area of Wagga Wagga, including the identification and analysis of cultural heritage; practical recommendations for its conservation and management. Preparation of a rural heritage study to identify and analyse the cultural heritage of the Wagga Wagga Shire rural area. [...]
HERITAGE REVIEW CONSULTANCY FOR MITCHELL GIURGOLA THORP ARCHITECTS - 2000 Review consultancy of the St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta, project for the project architects, Mitchell Giurgola Thorp. The review role requires liaison with the NSW Heritage Council and advice to the architect on archaeological and conservation constraints.
CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - 1999-2000 Preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The Plan involved the analysis of Indigenous, natural and Cultural heritage of thus significant harbour site.
CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND & WATER CONSERVATION - 1999 Preparation of conservation management plans for Wollongong Head, Kiama, Warden Head and Burrewarra Point Lighthouse properties for DLWC Sustainable Land & Coastal Management Division.
CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR NATIONAL TRUST OF AUSTRALIA, NSW - 1997 TO 1999 Preparation of a conservation management plan for the Norman Lindsay Gallery precinct. The plan included the Etching Studio property, which was acquired by the National Trust of Australia NSW in 1999.
COOTAMUNDRA DISTRICT HOSPITAL HERITAGE ASSESSMENT + OPTIONS STRATEGIES This study provided a preliminary architectural and historical investigation of the buildings comprising the former Cootamundra District Hospital. The briefed tasks of the study were to: prepare an outline history and statement of significance for the Hospital site; identify constraints imposed on the site by the statement of significance; prepare a conservation policy for significant buildings and areas on the Hospital site; [...]
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION REVIEW FOR THE MONTAGUE ISLAND BUILDINGS - 1992 TO 1993 The MONTAGUE ISLAND HERITAGE PRECINCT is a unique collection of Lighthouse buildings and residences on Montague Island, ten kilometres from Narooma, on the NSW South Coast. The Conservation review for the NSW NPWS was provided over an extended period between 1990 and 1992.
PREPARATION A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR BRAEMAR HOMESTEAD NEAR GOULBURN 1992 Breamar is a fine Georgian building, now modified, on the outskirts of Goulburn. This Plan and Scope of Works was privately commissioned with assistance from a small NSWHC funding grant. The project team were Peter Freeman, Roger Hobbs, and Pip Giovanelli.
PREPARATION A MAIN STREET STUDY FOR THE SMALL TOWN OF ADELONG IN NSW 1991 Adelong is a delightful town set in the hills of South East NSW. Adelong was a mining town and has a delightful main street edged with deciduous trees. The main street study documented the heritage and qualities of the street and provided recommendations for its conservation and management.