2020 Regional Office Building Heritage Impact Statement - National Parks and Wildlife Service Royal National Park Visitors Centre [Image: Alan Ogg. "Visitors Centre, Royal National Park, Audley, Bruce Eeles and Leonard Morgan." In Architecture In Steel, The Australian Context, 180-81. Australian Capital Territory, Australia: The Royal Institute of Architects, 1987.] ArchitecturalEnvironmentalInstitutional Author: Dr Sue Rosen Client: National Parks and Wildlife Service The team was pleased to prepare a Heritage Impact Statement for the National Parks and Wildlife Service's Regional Office in Audley, Sutherland Shire, this year. The original headquarters was located in Audley village, yet in 1975 it was suggested that a new headquarters should be constructed on Ironbark Flat to commemorate the Centenary of the Royal National Park, occuring in 1979. The building was designed as an administration and visitor centre by architects Leonard Morgan and Bruce Eeles and was officially opened on 12 December 1979. In 1986 the visitor information function was transferred back to the former kiosk and dance hall buildings on the site, thus the Eeles & Morgan building assumed a predominantly administrative function. The building was designed in line with the current philosophy to blend with the natural environment, in an architecturally notable and timeless brutalist/mid century style.