Spectacle Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW

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About the project

Spectacle Island is a naval base off the coast of Drummoyne in NSW and still functions as a naval base today. Having been commissioned in 1865 as a munition manufacturing facility, Spectacle Island became extremely active during WW1 and WW2 during which time as many as 3,000 labourers toiled in the island’s 50 separate buildings, manufacturing explosive ordnance for the war effort. In 2003, Heritage 21 wrote the Conservation Management Plan for all 52 buildings on the island and has been ever since on various heritage projects including sandstone refurbishment and repairs to various buildings including the detailed specification and administering of the work.

What our clients
& partners say:

“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”

Jose Serrao
Registered Architect

“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”

Andres Caceres
Level 33

“Thank you for all your work preparing this Statement of Heritage. I sat down yesterday and had a good read cover to cover, and felt very appreciative of your level of research and detailed consideration of our requirements.”

Veechi
Varuna', Katoomba

“Just wanted to let you know, Council agreed with us in our application to reinstate the front facade! I am so excited. I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this across the line. ”

Jane Frawley

“It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team as well!”

Georgia
Holding Redlich

“Dear Heritage 21 team - This is an excellent result, thank you for all your work.”

Sevda Cemil
Midson

“Sites with heritage values present great opportunities, however often can be easily derailed if clear, concise and timely advice is not provide at the earliest stages of site planning. I have worked with Heritage 21 over numerous projects across Sydney and have found them to be valuable project partners in the development process. ”

Vince Hardy
Urban Planning Consultant, Cityscapeplanning+projects

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