Project Description

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, ENTERTAINMENT & EXHIBITION PRECINCT
Archaeological Assessment
Client: Infrastructure NSW
Duration: 2012 – 2013
Overview

Developed for the Bi-Centenary of the Nation in the 1980s, the Entertainment Precinct consists of a modern landscape with a number of late 20th Century buildings, as well as a number of historic commercial & industrial buildings. The Precinct is approximately 20 hectares in area, and is broadly defined by Cockle Bay to the North, Harbour Street and Tumbalong Park to the East, Hay Street to the South and the light Rail corridor to the West.

Development

The State expects that investment in the redevelopment of the precinct, including the redevelopment of the Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC) & the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre (SCEC), will deliver substantial economic benefits to Sydney and will contribute more broadly to the ‘reinvigoration of NSW’.

Redevelopment is intended to raise the standard of Sydney’s Entertainment facilities to a world class level and will enhance the public domain.

Our Involvement

The Heritage Impact Assessment was commissioned to assess the significance of the buildings and structures within the boundaries of the site and provide comment on general impacts of the redevelopment while the Archaeological Assessment provides an assessment of the potential impacts on Historical and European Archaeological resources of the area by proposed redevelopment and guides future actions in relation to the redevelopment.

Our participation in this project has contributed to our heightened understanding of the changing built form of Sydney and provided an appreciation of the different landscapes and structures that make up the heritage of this City.