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Gilead is a place of compelling stories, and we want to honour its history from Dreamtime to the present. The project will celebrate the rich First Nations and European history that remains across the site by protecting and sharing the story of previous generations.

Lendlease understands its responsibility to listen, learn, and walk alongside First Nations peoples to ensure its project supports their continued connection to their lands, waters, cultures, languages and traditions. There are many reminders of their traditional and ongoing connection to Country.

A detailed cultural heritage assessment of the entire Mount Gilead Estate and surrounding areas has been undertaken with the community. Through this process sites and areas of cultural significance have been incorporated into the open spaces and conservation areas, where they will be preserved for future generations providing access and connection with Country.

Lendlease will actively consult with First Nations people to seek advice for the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage, artefacts, and sites.


Tower Mill at Mount Gilead  

The Mount Gilead Homestead and surrounding heritage precinct were listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register in 2020 and remains in ownership of the Macarthur-Onslow family.

The tower mill which is believed to be the last tower-mill in New South Wales, is a historical landmark for the wider community of Greater Macarthur and NSW. Across the project area there are sandstone quarries, drywalls, chimneys, timber fence lines, sandstone bridges, dams, weirs, and agricultural areas of heritage value.

The shared history of Gilead will be represented through public art and the urban design of the project. References will be incorporated throughout the development, including parks, open spaces, public buildings to tell a story of place. The former Hillsborough Cottage site will be incorporated into a park will provide an opportunity for historical interpretation.   

Glen Lorne Cricket Match 1881, Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society

 The project team is looking to undertake a local history study of Glen Lorne. If you have knowledge of or connections to Glen Lorne, we would love to hear from you.

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History of Gilead

The sandstone bedrock was formed in the Triassic period more than 200 million years ago. Since that time, the Nepean and Georges rivers have been cutting their paths through the Sydney basin and are closest just four kilometres apart at this place... Read more