Former Tegel poultry farm

Interpretation Plan
Implementation and Artwork


Leppington, NSW
Dharawal Country

GML prepared a heritage interpretation plan for 168 Heath Road, Leppington, the site of the former Tegel poultry farm.

The interpretation plan was commissioned by Rawson as part of heritage advice for the site’s redevelopment.

Established in 1923 by Julius and Edith Tegel, by 1945 the farm on Heath Road was the biggest combined poultry farm and hatchery in Australia covering 92 acres.

The significance of the former Tegel farm is conveyed through the extant 1920s cottage and remnant elements of the cultural landscape of the former Tegel farm, principally the collection of Phoenix palms within the entry precinct of the former complex and the original entry roadway and turning circle alignment.

GML developed a suite of interpretative signage and ground inlays highlighting the timeline of the Tegel family’s operation of the farm and their contribution to the poultry industry in Australia.

Ground inlays along pathways convey the history of the site.

Signage across the site tells the story of the Tegels and their farm.