Removal of Hammerhead Crane

Removal of the Hammerhead Crane at Garden Island, NSW, project was referred for approval in 2012. On 17 July 2013, approval for the removal of the crane was granted subject to a range of heritage protection conditions. Documents related to the conditions of the project approval are available below.

Decision notice

Approval notice - 2012/6430

Notice of extension to approval period - 2012/6430

Compliance reports

2014 - Hammerhead Crane Removal - Report of Compliance with Table 5.2 (PDF, 281.56 KB)

Management plans

2013 - Hammerhead Crane Deconstruction at Garden Island - Environmental Management Plan (PDF, 313.77 KB) 2013 - Hammerhead Crane Deconstruction at Garden Island - Hazardous Paint Management Plan (PDF, 301.77 KB) 2013 - Hammerhead Crane Deconstruction at Garden Island - Quality Management Plan (PDF, 477.91 KB) 2013 - Hammerhead Crane Deconstruction at Garden Island - Traffic Management Plan (PDF, 838.23 KB)

Related documents

2014 - Hammerhead Crane, Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney - Heritage Interpretation Plan (PDF, 9.6 MB) 2014 - Hammerhead Crane, Garden Island, Sydney - Salvage and Re-use Plan (PDF, 3.43 MB) 2013 - Hammerhead Crane, Garden Island, Sydney - Heritage Interpretation Plan - Support Document (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Archival recordings

The Conditions of Consent which accompanied the approval for the deconstruction of Hammerhead Crane at Garden Island included a requirement to undertake extensive archival recordings of the Hammerhead Crane. This includes:

  1. Provide an accurate record as it exists prior to demolition
  2. Provide an accurate record of the physical dismantling
  3. Record all elements or vantage points
  4. Include (but not be limited to) photographic recordings, video recordings and 3 dimensional laser scans.

The Archival material will be made available via the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, NSW.



In addition, copies will be provided to:



The National Archives of Australia

The City of Sydney Library

State Library of NSW

2014 - Hammerhead Crane, Garden Island, Sydney - Archival Recording Report - Stage 2 (During and Post Removal) Draft Report (PDF, 2.19 MB) 2013 - Hammerhead Crane, Garden Island, Sydney - Archival Recording Report - Stage 1 (Prior to Removal) (PDF, 7.5 MB)