UPPER CANAL HERITAGE ADVICE

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					UPPER CANAL HERITAGE ADVICE



CLIENT           Sydney Catchment Authority

LOCATION         Southern Sydney

COMPLETION       Ongoing




The Upper Canal is a State significant piece of   - Heritage Assessment of Broughton’s Pass
water infrastructure in southern Sydney. Built      Complex;
in 1888 as part of the Upper Nepean Water         - Expert Peer Review and Membership of the
Supply scheme, it is still a major component in     Technical Review Panel for a BHP proposal
Sydney’s water supply system. It connects the       to undermine the Upper Canal at Simpson’s
major dams south of Sydney to the Prospect          Creek;
Water Filtration Plant.
                                                  - Archival recording before and after works.
In the last seven years, the GAO Heritage Group   By understanding that the Upper Canal is a
has undertaken numerous small projects on         working asset and that industrial heritage items
the Upper Canal for the Sydney Catchment          such as this require a different approach and
Authority. These include:                         tolerance to change than many other types of
- Heritage Impact Assessments for upgrading       heritage items, the GAO Heritage Group has
  safety equipment; upgrading trash racks;        been able to assist the Sydney Catchment
  removal of redundant assets; construction of    Authority to achieve its heritage conservation
  a new chlorination plant at Mount Annan and     responsibilities while meeting operational and
  upgrading of the southern railway aqueduct;     safety requirements.




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