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Sep 05, 2017 built & urban heritage
ATP National Innovations Centre

Project overview

  • Statement of Heritage Impact
  • Photographic Archival Recording
  • Approximately $5K

Client

  • Australian Technology Park Innovations

Extent Heritage (formerly Futurepast Heritage Consulting Pty Ltd) were commissioned by Australian Technology Park Innovations to prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact for solar panel installation works at the National Innovation Centre. The site is historically significant to the NSW Railways at Eveleigh as the New Locomotive Workshops built in 1907 for locomotive construction and repair.

Significance

The year 1907 was distinguished by the decision of the Commissioners for Railways to begin the manufacture of new locomotives for NSW Railways at Eveleigh. The New Locomotive Workshops, now known as the National Innovation Centre, was constructed for this purpose and is situated adjacent to the original Locomotive Workshops. The New Locomotive Workshops continued to be used for the manufacture of new locomotives until 1925 when it was converted to a repairs workshop. In the mid-1990s, the building was adapted for use as the National Innovation Centre.

The Project

In 2015, EXTENT Heritage (formerly Futurepast Heritage Consulting Pty Ltd) were commissioned by Australian Technology Park Innovations to prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact for solar panel installation works on the roof of the National Innovation Centre. Tasks included:

  • Historical research
  • Site inspection and analysis
  • Review of relevant legislation and planning controls in relation to the project
  • Assessment of heritage impacts of the proposed works
  • Provision of project recommendations.

Download the Project Sheet here