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Adaptive reuse of the Chief Mechanical Engineer’s Office

Recent conservation maintenance has been undertaken by Urbangrowth NSW in preparation for the adaptive reuse of the Chief Mechanical Engineer’s Office (SSH, March). Whilst maintaining the building is seen as a positive step towards maintaining its heritage significance, the question still remains regarding what the CME will eventually become.

Stopping heritage rot

Six years after the Redfern-Waterloo Authority gazetted key heritage buildings at Eveleigh, essential conservation maintenance is being planned for the Chief Mechanical Engineers (CME) Building and the Scientific Services Building. The third heritage building in this precinct, the deteriorating Telecommunications Equipment Centre, is not mentioned.