Heritage Interpretations


Transport Construction Authority & Parsons Brinckerhoff / John Holland

Project Value

$ NA

Work Description

Design and Documentation of Heritage Interpretation Strategies

Caldis Cook Group has been involved in several heritage interpretation projects for the Transport Construction Authority (TCA), including projects for Epping Railway Station (2005-7), Parramatta Transport Interchange (2005-7), Chatswood Transport Interchange (2006-8), and Cronulla Railway Station (2008).

The Parramatta Transport Interchange project has been the most comprehensive, so far, in the variety of interpretation mediums, which were installed. This included posters to interpret the history and significance of the site; stainless steel plaques, to interpret individual buildings and bridge structures; an archaeological installation
consisting of the visible elements of a weighbridge, which was discovered during excavation works; and a mannequin dressed as an early C20th signalman was also installed in the old Signal Box.

On a more modest scale, other items at the Parramatta Transport Interchange were: the installation of a NSWGR wall clock with an interpretive plaque; and some framed historic photographs.

Caldis Cook Group, through the design of heritage interpretations, is in a privileged position to contribute to the "heritage cycle", that is, by increasing people's understanding of heritage places, will also result in increasing our enjoyment, value, and care for these places.

Heritage interpretations