The Goods Line

The Goods Line

Heritage Impact Assessment
Heritage Interpretation Plan

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Sydney, NSW

The Goods Line is an award-winning pedestrian and cycle way that connects George Street, Sydney, to the Powerhouse Museum along a historic rail line.

GML assessed heritage impacts and planned heritage interpretation.

As part of a large multidisciplinary team led by ASPECT Studios and Chrofi, GML identified the concepts for heritage interpretation, prepared the interpretive content and selected the historical imagery used on signage designed by Deuce.

GML named the project ‘The Goods Line’, which is celebrated in neon on both sides of the Pyrmont Underbridge. This rare mid-nineteenth-century industrial structure is now used as a pedestrian walkway.

We also advised on the underbridge’s conservation and adaptive re-use.

Our assessment of heritage values and identification of the potential development impacts helped inform design documentation and the development approval process. Today the rail corridor is abuzz with students, city workers and visitors, and a significant piece of Sydney’s industrial heritage has been reconnected to the contemporary urban experience.


2017 National Architecture Awards—National Award for Urban Design
2017 NSW Architecture Awards—Urban Design
2017 Planning Institute of Australia National Awards for Planning Excellence—Great Place
2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture National Awards—Civic Landscape
2016 Australian Urban Design Awards; Delivered Outcome—Small Scale
2016 AILA NSW Awards—Civic Landscape Award of Excellence
2016 202020 Vision Green Design Award


ASPECT Studios
Deuce Design