Working Heritage is undertaking remediation works on the historic perimeter wall of the Former Royal Mint.
Sections of the brick wall have gradually shifted from their original position. This project will conserve the historic wall and ensure there is no further movement. Works involve excavating along the inside of the wall, improving drainage and constructing a new internal retaining wall. The $3 million project represents a significant investment by Working Heritage in the future of this historic site.
These works will take place from March–November 2018. There will be construction activity throughout the site during this time – please take care. The Mint Car Park will contiue to operate at reduced capacity.
The Royal Mint operated from 1872, producing colonial and Australian coinage for 96 years. An extensive factory complex once occupied much of the site. The impressive brick walls have stood since 1870, when they were built to provide security and to retain the earth that forms the flat site in an area that slopes downhill to the east.
Casual car park users please note that due to the extent of these works the capacity of the car park is now restricted – casual parking spots are usually full by 9am. We apologise for the inconvenience.