Annual reports: 2000 - present
The reports are produced as a statutory requirement, but they are quite a good read.
At Sydney Living Museums we recognise that our museums and heritage sites exist within culturally significant Aboriginal landscapes. We acknowledge the diverse ongoing cultural values and heritage that the Aboriginal communities of the Sydney region have with their country.
In March 2016, Sydney Living Museums endorsed the Aboriginal Action Plan to identify and expand upon Aboriginal relationships and opportunities, as we work to increase Aboriginal interpretation and community involvement across the organisation. It is a significant and important strategy to build staff awareness to recognise, embrace and embed this intimate relationship between country and people into everyday work and at the heart of our visitors’ experience of our special places.
Hyde Park Barracks Management Plan
This management plan was prepared in 2010 as part of the nomination process for a series of Australian convict heritage sites, including the Hyde Park Barracks, to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The plan provides information about the national heritage values and potential world heritage values of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, as well as the statutory and management framework that will ensure that the national heritage values and potential world heritage values of the place are protected and conserved.
The Mint Conservation Management Plan
The Mint has been assessed as being of outstanding cultural significance to the state of New South Wales for its association with the formative phases of NSW history, including the development of the colony under Governor Macquarie and its increasing wealth and status as it moved towards independence from the mid to late nineteenth century. The site, and the main Rum Hospital building in particular, is a major and enduring element in the streetscape of Macquarie Street Precinct and has important visual and symbolic relationships with adjacent public buildings.
This Conservation Management Plan (CMP) has been prepared to provide a framework for the care and management of The Mint. It centres on providing an up to date and usable document for Sydney Living Museums and the site’s managers to ensure conservation of the place into the future. Recognising the diversity of past and current government uses of the site, this CMP includes polices for managing future use of the place which seek to identify where and how adaptation and new works can be carried out whilst ensuring the long-term security of the significant features of the place. This CMP establishes the significance of the place based on historical and documentary evidence and an analysis of its physical attributes. It plays the valuable role of aggregating information and research that has previously existed within the various reports and studies that have been conducted throughout the site’s history.
Vaucluse House Plan of Management
The Plan defines the strategic framework for the ongoing, sustainable management of Vaucluse House estate. The Plan has been developed with regard to the objects of the NSW Historic Houses Act 1980, the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Woollahra Municipal Council’s Local Environmental Plan. The Plan ensures that Vaucluse House estate continues to be managed to support the heritage values and significance of the property, whilst enabling the increasing recreational needs and demands of the community to be served. The Plan incorporates the mix of uses and activities that can take place at the estate including heritage conservation requirements, leisure and recreation opportunities; and the need for ongoing public access and amenity and appropriate commercial activities to continue onsite.