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THE DAIRY PRECINCT
Structures at Parramatta Park, NSW

Completion: 1992 - 1998
Client: Parramatta Regional Park Trust

CMP & Conservation with New Works

The Dairy Cottage is believed to be the most intact eighteenth century structure to survive in Australia and remains substantially unaltered since c.1820. Its precinct contains rare and intact structures, archaeological deposits and landscape elements dating from the earliest years of European settlement in the colony, including evidence of those who have lived and worked in the precinct throughout its history.

Design 5 was engaged to conserve and stabilise the very fragile historic structures, their setting and context, preserving every layer of development of the site from its establishment as an ex-convict’s farm in the 1790s, through its use as a government dairy from c.1815 and ranger’s residence from the 1850s, to its use as a maintenance depot for Parramatta Park.

The project won an RAIA award for conservation in 1999.

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