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Baranangaroo South
Barangaroo South - Timber Wharves

Darling Quarter
Darling Quarter - Wharf c. 1825

Thomas Ball Convict Pottery Haymarket
Darling Walk

Sydney Town Hall Burial Ground
Sydney Town Hall Burial Ground

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Excavation of Byrnes' cellar, 180 George Street, Parramatta

Casey & Lowe are a leading archaeological and heritage company. We are a specialised, highly skilled team working in historical archaeology and heritage, focusing on best practice methodologies and quality outcomes.

Our expertise allows us to provide sound advice and recommend appropriate strategies to manage our clients' risk. We consistently offer successful outcomes in the form of Section 140, Section 160 and Exceptions S139(4) approvals and completion of archaeological programs and reporting in a timely manner.

Archaeological sites in Parramatta and Sydney are the focus of recent projects.

Parramatta Projects

Parramatta sites include: testing at Civic Place; excavation at 1 Smith Street; excavations of the Hassall's house at 109 George Street; convict huts and the well of a Chinese market gardener on the corner of George & Charles Streets ; the Emu Brewery at the Parramatta Children's Court site on the corner of George & O'Connell Streets; and the site of the John Watts' designed 1818 convict hospital for the new Parramatta Justice Precinct. During 2009 we excavated an early site dating from c.1804 at 15 Macquarie Street.

During 2012/13 we assessed two development blocks in the new Parramatta Square. The proposed Aspire site in Church Street and 153 Macquarie Street. We obtained S140 approvals for both these projects. We completed testing and/or monitoring of archaeological work within Parramatta Park (SHR and World Heritage) and Cumberland Hospital (SHR). We completed an extensive stage of archaeological work monitoring Endeavour Energy's upgrading of the electricity supply to Parramatta.

Sydney Projects

Archaeological projects in Sydney City and inner suburbs have included: Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Town Hall burial ground; Barker's Mill and the Cross City Tunnel; as well at the King George V Recreation Centre in The Rocks; sites associated with the early brickfields at 19-41 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills and the corner of Pitt & Campbell Streets, Haymarket; and 19th-century housing at Jacksons Landing and 50-72 Union Street, Pyrmont. During 2005 we assessed the Macquarie Lightstation site at South Head.

During 2008/2009 we excavated two important sites. At 710-722 George Street, Haymarket we found pottery from convict potter Thomas Balls' pottery (c.1801 to 1823), Australia's oldest excavated pottery site. The final report is now available online. Five months excavation at Darling Quarter, Darling Harbour revealed extensive evidence of foreshore reclamation, industrial activity and workers' cottages. This is Australia's largest urban archaeological excavation. The final archaeological report for this site is now available.

In 2012/2013 we completed a number of archaeological projects associated with upgrading of electrical services in Macquarie Place, Farrer Place, Richard Johnston Square and The Rocks and Millers Point.

State Significant Projects

We have completed or are undertaking non-indigenous components for these projects including archaeogical assessments, testing and full scale excavation for the Mt Victoria to Lithgow road upgrade including the Forty Bends upgrade Part 1, and Part 2, Darling Quarter at Darling Harbour, Sydney Metro, West Metro, Tempe House, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS designed by Frank Gehry and Barangaroo South. Projects for 2013 included three SICEEP projects - The Haymarket, the redevelopment of the convention and exhibition centre, and the ICC Hotel. These SICEEP projects are currently ongoing.


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