PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

Over 31 years we have undertaken commissions and projects across across the gamut of history and heritage practise. These relate to a variety of historical themes, heritage issues and for a variety of purposes in a variety of formats. Please click on one of the thematic, regional or outcome subheadings to see the projects that we have undertaken. We like to be challenged, we like new ideas and to address methodological issues to produce results that are effective, meaningful and reach the intended audience with ease.

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August 2017
Heritage Impact Statement for 213 Copeland Avenue, Beecroft

Heritage Impact Statement for 213 Copeland Avenue, Beecroft



This statement forms part of a Development Application for:

Demolition of the existing residential dwelling situated on Lot 7 DP 30906 and construction of a new contemporary residence. The site is located on the Beecroft Cheltenham Plateau precinct of the Beecroft-Cheltenham Conservation Area of the Hornsby Development Control Plan.

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen, Liz Gorman

2018 May
Rail bridge at Turpentine Road, Kangy Angy

Rail bridge at Turpentine Road, Kangy Angy



 

 

 

Bridges are often one of the 'unsung heroes' of heritage; sitting quietly, working hard, but most importantly, capturing how / where / in what people got from A to B.  

Sue Rosen Associates were commissioned to archivally record this Kangy Angy rail bridge and its relationship to the Turpentine Road underpass. A larger bridge is proposed for construction adjacent to the original.

Author:  Dr Sue Rosen  |  Photos: Russell Workman

Client: John Holland Pty Ltd

2018 March
Heritage Assessment: 73A The Boulevarde, Dulwich Hill

Heritage Assessment: 73A The Boulevarde, Dulwich Hill



This Californian-style bungalow was constructed by local buider William Mitchell in 1920. We know the date because Mitchell carved it into one of the sandstone blocks on the front verandah. Not only had this and a neighbouring 1920's bungalow been beautifully kept - retaining much of their original detailing - but their backyard had a good story; once home to a grand residence and some pretty grand personalities.

Our report documenting the outcome of the heritage assessment was used to successfully impose an Interim...

2018 March
Corrimal Hotel

Corrimal Hotel



The Corrimal Hotel  has operated from its corner on the Princes Highway since it first opened in January 1901. Being the Publican of a successful hotel can be hard work - even life threatening - as Charles Edwards discovered in 1909. One night, his bottle of ginger beer  was spiked with enough Strychnine to kill him. Luckily his dinner guest at the time was the local GP, who acted quickly to save his life.

In...

2018 February
Railway Hotel, Lidcombe

Railway Hotel, Lidcombe



 

 

The Railway Hotel has watched changes in the surrounding built environment of now-Lidcombe from this corner where the hotel has stood and been in continual operation since 1875/6.

Its long history starts with the predominatley Irish Catholic settlement that evolved on land owned by Sydney's first Catholic Priest, Father John Therry. Built by enterprising local Bernard Gormley, it was leased, then purchased, by famed brewers John and James Toohey. Apart from being a local watering hole and accomodation,...

2018 April
Heritage Impact Statement: 29 Murray Road, Beecroft

Heritage Impact Statement: 29 Murray Road, Beecroft



Infill development in the early 1970s saw this residence built at 29 Murray Rd. Up until then, the site was part of the garden of Maitai; the late 1890's property built by Albert Wachsmann at No.31. A native of New Zealand, Wachsmann named the property after the river that flowed through his hometown of Nelson.

A keen gardener, he laid out a formal garden around the semi-circular carriageway, founded the Beecroft Horticultural Club and...

2017 October
Heritage Impact Statement: 6 Lynwood Avenue, Killara

Heritage Impact Statement: 6 Lynwood Avenue, Killara



Until the railway came in 1890, getting to and from the north shore of Sydney by road was a particularly challenging experience (some will argue that it still is!). You could use Billy Blue's ferry service, or take your life into your own hands by riding the crowded coach service driven by Pymble local - 'Old Tom' Watson....

"The driver, “Old Tom” Watson was a crack. He would gallop his five horses...

2017 November
Heritage Impact Statement: 17 Burns Road, Wahroonga

Heritage Impact Statement: 17 Burns Road, Wahroonga



Can you spot Charles and Dorothy Walker in this c.1907 photo of Inglenook, Wahroonga? Completed in 1905, the Federation Arts & Craft bungalow was commissioned by their father William Walker, and designed by local Turramurra architecture firm Nixon & Adams. A copy of the architect's original floorplan hangs in the house to this day.

Sue Rosen Associates were engaged to assess the impact of a rear addition to this heritage item, which is located...

2017 June
Heritage Impact Statement, 57 Pymble Avenue, Pymble

Heritage Impact Statement, 57 Pymble Avenue, Pymble



This proposal was for alterations and additions to the residence at 57 Pymble Avenue, Pymble located in the Pymble Avenue Conservation Area and in the vicinity of several listed heritage items.

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Liz Gorman

2017 July
Heritage Impact Statement: 2 Victoria Street, Greenwich

Heritage Impact Statement: 2 Victoria Street, Greenwich



This modest-looking cottage has a pretty prominent next door neighbour in the Shell Gore Bay Terminal. It may be easy to assume that the house came first and industry second. In fact, the oil industry has been continually present on the site since 1884; pre-dating the little turn-of-the-century residence by a good 15 years.

The proposal was for essential structural repairs and largely internal alterations to the heritage listed cottage, located in the...