BHP are continuing the legacy of the wonderful history in the Upper Hunter through restoration and upkeep of heritage-listed properties, Balmoral and Edinglassie Homesteads.
As the owner and custodian of several significant Upper Hunter Heritage buildings, BHP have embarked on a rejuvenation and restoration program to return these beauties to the former grandeur of years past. The restoration works are a significant contribution to the longevity of the historical infrastructure within the local community and once restored, will be maintained as a lasting positive legacy of BHP’s presence and footprint in the Upper Hunter.
BHP’s endeavours to restore the “Balmoral” and “Edinglassie” Homesteads close to Muswellbrook demonstrates an important commitment to the local community. The plans are managed by BHP Specialist Peter Hornburg from the Land Management and Access Team. Peter and the LMA Team utilised the Local Buying Program to source local suppliers to complete some renovations and ensure continued upkeep of the building and surrounds.
A Work Instruction was created on the LBP portal, and local Indigenous Supplier (Doug and Heidi Van Vliet) who specialise in painting and maintenance, were award some of the works. The former team of two now employ several staff due to growth opportunities through connections with BHP and the LBP.
“The support and opportunities we have received through the LBP and BHP has seen our little business expand and look beyond our normal capabilities. We are now a stronger and more successful business.” Doug Van Vliet, LBP Supplier.