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Braidwood historic buildings get ‘archaeological management’

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QUEANBEYAN-PALERANG REGIONAL Council is preparing an Archaeological Management Plan (AMP) for Braidwood. Council has received funding from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for the preparation of the Plan.

The town of Braidwood was established in 1839 and many buildings remain from this early period. There are areas where older buildings have been demolished and the site may contain the remnants of buildings or items of heritage significance. The AMP will assist with the management and identification of these sites.

The AMP will assist the community, developers and government agencies identify land with archeological potential in the Braidwood conservation area. Knowing upfront that a site may have archaeological values can avoid delays to the development process through unanticipated finds, additional costs, expanded project scope, physical restrictions, redesign and other issues.

Council has engaged a consultancy company to prepare the AMP, which will not involve any excavation work, but will consider historical data such as photographs, maps, government records, oral recordings and heritage studies. The AMP will include a map that will alert owners, developers and Council that a site may have archaeological values.

If community members wish to discuss the project or provide information which may assist the project they can contact Council’s Project Manager, Ms Beate Jansen on 6285 6276 or Ms Sue Robb on 6238 8163 or via email to

You can also visit our engagement website at for background information on the plan and to contribute to its development.

The consultants will be visiting Braidwood on 8 and 9 August, along with Council’s Project Manager, and if you would like to discuss the project or provide information please contact Ms Jansen.

Public exhibition of the draft document is expected towards the end of 2018.

— QPRC media release. (IMAGE Source: Braidwood Historical Society)

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