ENVIRONMENTAL AND HERITAGE IMPACT STATEMENTS
Impact statements (EIS and HIS) take the work of a heritage assessment a step further. Work of this type evaluates the following:
- The cultural worth or significance of a site or a place;
- the impacts that development will have on that cultural significance both positive and negative;
- ways in which negative impacts can be reduced or mitigated, for example, through, redesign of some aspect of the development proposal, salvage excavation before redevelopment, archival recording of a building before its demolition.
- If negative impacts are impossible to avoid it discusses why more sympathetic solutions or alternatives to a proposal are not viable.
CRM has undertaken studies of this kind on Sydney’s north-west sector release areas at Kellyville and Scheyville for Landcom and has been part of the project teams for the Sydney Second Airports Study (1984), the Sydney Third Runway Study (1989) and the M5 East motorway study (1994). More recently we have worked on portions of the Perth to Brisbane fibre optic cable programme (Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd) and the Western Sydney Orbital M7 (Westlink M7 Motorway, Abigroup Leighton Joint Venture 2005). Other specific examples of our work include:
Pacific Highway Diversion Taree EIS (RTA 1990)
Stanwell Park to Otford Railway Tunnel EIS (SMEC 1999)
Former Luke Muras Industrial Buildings Waterloo HIS (St Hilliers 2000)