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Defence Infrastructure Division

Moorebank Units Relocations (MUR) Project

RAE Heritage

A high priority for the MUR Project is maintaining local environmental and military heritage items.

A detailed Heritage Impact Assessment has been prepared for the new works, which considers the importance of preserving heritage items in the vicinity of the sites. Items which have been identified as having heritage value have been accounted for, and will not be impacted by the works.

Key aspects of the Heritage Impact Assessment include:

  • A section of the Old Illawarra Road is located in the vicinity of the works. In this area, the old sandstone kerbing is visible and considered to have heritage value. This section of the road will not be impacted by the works.
  • The P1 huts located at the former Gallipoli lines are considered to have heritage value. An example hut will be relocated into the vicinity of the Military Engineering Heritage and Learning Centre and maintained for public viewing.

SME is closely associated with the maintenance of the military heritage of the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE). The MUR Project includes the provision to relocate the RAE Heritage Precinct from Moorebank to Holsworthy Barracks and continue its operation there.

MUR has consulted with stakeholders regarding military heritage issues and will continue to do so as construction progresses.

The two drawings below show some of the existing memorials at Holsworthy and Moorebank, and some of the proposed works and relocated memorials under the MUR project.

Environment Management

The MUR project is being delivered in accordance with strict environmental conditions to ensure impacts to the environment are mitigated.  Defence Environmental Management Officers at Holsworthy Barracks are actively involved in assisting infrastructure projects such as the MUR.  Holsworthy is home to a range of native flora and fauna, including endangered species.  Animals such as possums and native mice impacted by loss of habitat during construction have been relocated to nearby natural areas within Holsworthy.

National Serviceman (Nashos) Heritage

The Department of Defence has prepared a report on the National Service and Vietnam War era history of the Gallipoli Lines, Holsworthy Barracks NSW.

Click here to if you would like to read the report.