Historical Heritage Projects

Yarra River Pipeline Archaeological Assessment


Shipwreck on western bank of the Yarra River        

Photo: Between Yarraville and Newport, site of a previously registeredshipwreck site in the Stoney Creek Backwash basin
Photo: Between Yarraville and Newport, site of a previously registered
shipwreck site in the Stoney Creek Backwash basin




















Our specialist team of Archaeologists undertook archaeological assessments (Aboriginal, historical and maritime heritage) for a new pipeline to be installed along the western bank of the Yarra River was commissioned by Worley Parsons on behalf of Mobil Australia.

The assessment conducted between Yarraville and Newport, identified one previously registered shipwreck site in the Stoney Creek Backwash basin. Recommendations for construction mitigation measures to avoid potential impact to relics associated with the wreck that may be present on the bed of Stoney Creek where the pipeline will cross, were made.

A number of other maritime infrastructure sites listed on the Victorian Heritage Inventory including wharf remains, wharf pilings, and a former river training wall, constructed in the late 19th century during land reclamation and river widening works, were also present, and assessed for their potential impact from the proposed development.

Another site assessed was the extent of one of the first Quarantine Grounds in Victoria, dating from the 1850s and recommendations were made to mitigate impacts to these sites.

For further information on archaeological assessments contact us on 03 9377 0100 or email admin@ehpartners.com.au

































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