PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

These projects involved research into the history and development of the following region:

Sydney - Western

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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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,...

2016
Archaeological Potential Assessment - 280 Beames Avenue Mount Druitt

Archaeological Potential Assessment - 280 Beames Avenue Mount Druitt



 

 

Authors: Ms Karyn McLeod and Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Saurez Drafting and Design

This report assesses the likley impact of development of the site disturbing relics associated with the nearby railway.

2016
St Paul's Anglican Church Bankstown Heritage Assessment

St Paul's Anglican Church Bankstown Heritage Assessment



 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Roy Lumby

Client: Bankstown City Council

An Interim Heritage Order was placed on St Pauls and this study reviews evidence and provides documentation for listing on the Bankstown LEP.

2016
Heritage Impact Statement for 9 Charles Street Granville

Heritage Impact Statement for 9 Charles Street Granville



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Roy Lumby

Client: Studio Urbo

This heritage impact statement comments on alterations and additions at 9 Charles Street, a listed heritage item on the Parramatta LEP, part of a coherent group of three weatherboard heritage listed houses in Granville.

2015
Heritage Impact Statement for 280 Beames Avenue Mt Druitt

Heritage Impact Statement for 280 Beames Avenue Mt Druitt



 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Suarez Drafting and Design

This heritage impact Statemet comments on alterations and additions at 280 Beames Avenue, Mount Druitt on the significance of the former Station Masters Residence at 2 Mount Druitt Road.

2015
Bankstown Supplementary Heritage Assessments - Bankstown - Panania - Padstow

Bankstown Supplementary Heritage Assessments - Bankstown - Panania - Padstow



 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Nick Jackson

Client: Bankstown City Council

 

This study reviewed the heritage significance of five sites previously idetified as being potentially significant.

2015
Heritage Impact Statement for Cassola,  20 Riverstone Road, Riverstone

Heritage Impact Statement for Cassola, 20 Riverstone Road, Riverstone



 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Martin Pickrell

Client: Castle Hill Development Group

This heritage impact statement comments on the adaptation of historic residence, Cassola at 20 Riverstone Road, a listed heritage item on the Blacktown LEP, for use as childcare centre in a new subdivision.

2015
Heritage Impact Statement for the Rose & Crown Hotel, 11 Victoria Road Parramatta

Heritage Impact Statement for the Rose & Crown Hotel, 11 Victoria Road Parramatta



 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Martin Pickrell

Client: Marlow Hotel Management

This heritage impact statement comments on the impact of mionor alterations and additions to the Rose & Crown Hotel a listed heritage item on the Parramatta LEP.

2013
A Survey of  Weatherboard Housing Stock in Bankstown

A Survey of Weatherboard Housing Stock in Bankstown



 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Bankstown City Council

The survey sought to identify the extent of this fragile resource which once formed the principle form of housing in the LGA.

2013
Heritage Assessment of 52 Tower Street, Panania

Heritage Assessment of 52 Tower Street, Panania



 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Bankstown City Council

A Heritage Assessment of an original general and produce store  store with attached residence dating from c.1900 and the area's rural past.