Heritage Compliance for Willowdale Estate


Eco Logical Australia has been involved in all aspects of heritage compliance for the Willowdale Estate development site since 2016. This is a large, complex multi-stage residential development project which required preparation of the following:


  • A Conservation Management Plan for Leppington House Archaeological Site
  • Two separate Interpretation Plans for Leppington House and Denham Court Road Bridge
  • The preparation of four statements of Heritage Impact
  • A historical archaeological assessment and Section 140 excavation permit application to OEH for archaeological investigation
  • A Section 60 permit application to OEH for works to the state heritage listed Upper Canal
  • An Aboriginal Due Diligence Assessment
  • An Aboriginal Plan of Management
  • An Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) and Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) as well as ongoing monitoring, excavation and heritage advice
  • Heritage management policy and induction protocol for all site workers

In 1821 William Cordeaux was granted 700 acres which he named Leppington. His colonial villa and associated outbuildings, constructed with convict labour, were occupied for over 130 years as residence while the original land grant remained intact for almost 200 years. Stockland will incorporate the Leppington House Archaeological Site into a heritage park, with the archaeological remains of house as a focal point for recreation activities within the Willowdale Estate while having minimal impact on areas of archaeological potential.