South Eveleigh (Heritage Interpretation)

The South Eveleigh Precinct an iconic legacy of Australia's Industrial Revolution has been given new life and transformed into a dynamic cultural heritage tourism and commercial retail hybrid hub for activities like heritage tours, blacksmithing workshops and relaxing in the Indigenous Gardens.




South Eveleigh, Sydney

Curio service

Cultural Heritage Tourism Plan

Heritage Interpretation and Design

Other Curio service (See also)

Cultural Heritage Management

Cultural Heritage Tourism

Boilers at South Eveleigh. Photo by Curio Projects

Project Summary

Mirvac have engaged Curio Projects to develop and deliver a range of interpretation services at the South Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops, currently Australia’s largest commercial project ever undertaken. 

Workers Wall at South Eveleigh. Photo by Curio Projects.jpg

Curio's Approach

Curio’s involvement in this project has included preparing the heritage interpretation across the whole of the site, extensive community consultation, and the development of a South Eveleigh Cultural Heritage Tourism Plan.

Curio's designers created stunning interpretative concepts and managed the process through to production and installation, as part of our streamlined one-stop shop approach.

In 2022, Curio will be working with Mirvac and our delivery partners to deliver a program of Cultural Tourism experiences designed to interpret the site through events, specialised tours and educational programs.

Interpretation design at South Eveleigh. Photo by Curio Projects.JPG

Legacy We Leave Behind

From subtle nods to heritage values through engravings in the footpaths, to feature walls (such as the Workers Wall covered in metal tokens representing individual workers) and projections, Curio has created both small and large-scale elements that work together to tell the story of this extraordinary site, and the workers within it.

Hear what our clients say

“Natalie Vinton’s depth of experience on both sides of the process, Government and Client/consultant side, enables Curio in providing clear advice and guidance in the evaluation and preparation of Heritage related development applications, a mandatory requirement in dealing with SSDA applications. That aside, the appreciation of building History, Fabric and the ‘Stories’ that are intrinsic to Heritage buildings, is an inherent part of the way in which Curio operate as a consultant firm.”

Stephen Simpson

Senior Project Design Manager, South Eveleigh