Shepherds Hill Cottage

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Cottage restoration

Restoration work in underway on Shepherds Hill cottage, that has stood watch over the city from atop King Edward Park since the 1890s. 

The work is being done by City Of Newcastle under the supervision of a heritage architect. The cottage restoration work is expected to  be completed in December 2018.

The cottage is being restored and repaired in accordance with approval from Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). Work includes a new roof and plumbing, repair of wooden windows and renewal of cladding, posts and beams and removal of unauthorised extensions, read the    scope of approved repairs (pdf).

Conservation Management Plan

A draft Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for Shepherds Hill Defence Group has been prepared and is being finalised to allow submission to OEH for their endorsment.  The CMP considers adaptive re-use options for the cottage and the whole of the Defence group. Once finalised and endorsed by OEH, the CMP will be made available on the web.