Don Wallace, GML Heritage Associate, has over 20 years’ practical and specialist experience in heritage management and conservation of places of all levels of significance for private, institutional, and local, state, and Commonwealth government clients.
Having first worked with the WA Government, he assisted in the conservation and strategic planning of a number of public buildings and precincts. He was the project heritage consultant for the award-winning conservation and refurbishment of Perth Town Hall in 2005.
He has experience working with the provisions and practical operations of the NSW Heritage Act 1977, the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) (the EPA Act) and the EPA Act’s environmental planning process and instruments. His expertise ranges from strategic heritage issue identification for planning proposals, to the detailed design and specification of traditional construction materials, techniques and interiors for places of high significance. His appreciation of cross-discipline heritage issues, including archaeology, natural heritage and arboriculture, and ability to communicate and work with other specialists, allows him to bring a comprehensive and holistic understanding of heritage management to projects.