Hilltops Young High School Library

Archaeological Management Plan
Conservation Management Strategy
Heritage Impact Statement
Interpretation Strategy

Hayball Pty Ltd
School Infrastructure NSW

Young, NSW
Wiradjuri Country

Hilltops Council and School Infrastructure NSW undertook a joint project to establish a new library and community facility, forming part of the Hilltops Cultural, Community and Education Precinct (CCEP) in Young, NSW.

Situated on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri people, the development was classified as a State Significant Development, and was carried out at Young High School and the adjacent Carrington Park.

Hayball, on behalf of School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW), engaged GML to provide a range of heritage services for the project to guide the design development and planning. This included an Archaeological Management Plan and Conservation Management Strategy, developed in consultation with local Registered Aboriginal Parties.

GML also conducted assessments and archaeological test excavations to gauge the potential impact of proposed works on the Hilltops CCEP’s historic and Aboriginal heritage setting and provided mitigating strategies and recommendations. This included an Historical Archaeological Assessment, Heritage Impact Statement, and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment.

Finally, GML produced an Interpretation Strategy for the Hilltops CCEP identifying interpretive opportunities to showcase the area’s Aboriginal and historical heritage within the building and landscape.

Deeply connected to Wiradjuri Country and the site’s historical significance, the Hilltops Young High School Library stands as an integrated, multi-purpose facility, fostering lifelong learning for the Hilltops community.


19th and 20th Century artefacts excavation from the site.