Shepherds Hill Cottage

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Cottage restoration

Newcastle City Council has begun restoration work 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 Council under the supervision of a heritage architect. It is currently on hold while we carry out additional work in the area as part of the   Bathers Way project. The cottage restoration work is expected to take up to eight months and will be completed in late February 2018.

The cottage is being restored and repaired in accordance with approval from Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). See   scope of approved repairs (pdf).

Including a new roof and plumbing, repair of wooden windows and renewal of cladding, posts and beams, the overhaul will also see unauthorised extensions made by various tenants demolished.

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.