Liverpool Plains Water Treatment Plant and Pipeline

Project Type:Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal (historic) Cultural Heritage Assessment
Client: Liverpool Plains Shire Council / GHD
LGA: Liverpool Plains, NSW

In 2014 the Liverpool Plains Shire Council proposed the development of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) as part of a broader drought proofing infrastructure project for the Werris Creek, Quirindi and Willow Tree districts. Everick was engaged to complete a due diligence assessment for both Aboriginal and historic heritage as part of the required planning approvals for the project. Works included:

  • reviews of existing heritage registers and databases, historic parish mapping and aerial photography and the results of previous cultural heritage assessments for the region;
  • assessment of the development proposal against the Office of Environment and Heritage Due Diligence Code of Practice for the Protection of Aboriginal Objects in NSW (2010);
  • preparation of an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage assessment in accordance with the Office of Environment and Heritage Code of Practice for the Investigation of Aboriginal Objects in NSW (2010);
  • completion of an archaeological survey conducted with the assistance of the Nungaroo Local Aboriginal Land Council.

The assessment found no Aboriginal or historic cultural heritage constraints for the project and recommended that no further investigations were required. A number of precautionary recommendations were made to ensure the protection of any Aboriginal or historic heritage should it be located in the future.

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