Ennis Road Bays, Kirribilli, Heritage Interpretation

Project Type:

Heritage Interpretation Plan, Content Development, Interpretive Design, Implementation Plan

Client:

NSW Roads and Maritime Services

LGA: North Sydney

The Ennis Road Bays (the Bays) are located under the northern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Kirribilli. Constructed in the 1940s, they form part of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Heritage Precinct, which is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register and the National Heritage List.

GML prepared a Heritage Interpretation Plan as part of the conversion of the Bays into NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) corporate headquarters in 2016. The plan involved undertaking historical research, identifying audiences, key themes and stories, and recommending interpretive devices. GML collaborated with RMS on the device design and to develop detailed interpretive content. Ground inlays and digital media add visual interest and warmth to the entry foyer and provide RMS employees and visitors with an insight into the place’s history.

Within a tight timeframe, GML worked with the client, architect, builders and suppliers to ensure key interpretive devices were successfully installed by occupation.

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The joining of the upper chord on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (Source: RTA neg 24396 1930)

The joining of the upper chord on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (Source: RTA neg 24396 1930)

Miss Kathie Penn, Department of Main Roads first female Toll Collector on the Harbour Bridge. (Source: RMS, June 1980)

Miss Kathie Penn, Department of Main Roads first female Toll Collector on the Harbour Bridge. (Source: RMS, June 1980)

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GML Heritage project
GML Heritage project
GML Heritage project