Heritage and History

  • Managing South Eveleigh's movable heritage collection

    A draft management plan for the Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops' machinery collection has been prepared for South Eveleigh in conjunction with an audit of our collection. Links to those documents are listed below;

    * Moveable Collection Management Plan (MCMP) Click here to learn more.

    * Heritage and Conservation (s170) Register Click here to learn more.

    * The Conservation Management Plan 2014-2019 Click here to learn more.

    * Heritage Asset Management Strategy 2013-2018 Click here to learn more.

    Site-specific, non-standard exemptions from the Heritage Act 1977

    The NSW Minister for Heritage recently granted South Eveleigh site-specific exemptions from approvals required under section 57 (1) of the Heritage Act 1977. Click here to read more in NSW Government Gazette No. 22 - Government Notices.

    Heritage Interpretation Strategy

    Please click here to find our latest version of the Heritage Interpretation Strategy for South Eveleigh as of November 2016.

    Heritage Tours

    South Eveleigh runs heritage tours for corporate companies, community organisations and anyone interested in the history of the site. Tours run for groups of 10 or more. Tours include a first-hand insight in to the area as a working railyard and a live Blacksmith Workshop demonstration by Eveleigh Works.

    Please email south.eveleigh@mirvac.com if you would like to enquire about Heritage Tours.

    Blacksmith Workshop

    The South Eveleigh in Redfern, home to the most significant collection of Victorian blacksmithing machinery in the world, currently houses Eveleigh Works.

    Eveleigh Works is a blacksmithing school dedicated to teaching traditional and contemporary blacksmithing techniques to the community. Their courses are open to the public with a focus on hand forging techniques, metal sculpture, knife-making and tool-making.

    2017 will mark 130 years of blacksmithing on the site.  Mirvac, acting as caretakers and in collaboration with Eveleigh Works will ensure the maintenance and protection of the rare heritage machinery collection for the future.