Conservation Heritage Management Plans & StrategiesClient:
Australian War Memorial (AWM)
LGA: Campbell, ACT
GML has developed a strong professional relationship with the AWM over various projects. GML was the lead consultant in preparing AWM’s Heritage Strategy, Register and Heritage Management Plan (HMP) for this extremely important National and Commonwealth Heritage place, in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The EPBC Act is the Australian Government’s central piece of environmental and heritage legislation.
GML’s delivery of succinct and user-friendly Heritage Strategy, Register and Heritage Management Plan products have been well received and enabled the AWM to cohesively manage its National and Commonwealth Heritage values. The iterative heritage advice has allowed the AWM to continue to grow and change while respecting and actively conserving the significant heritage values of this important Australian icon.
GML is able to provide Commonwealth agencies with tailored heritage advice as a result of extensive experience and practical application of the EPBC Act. As part of the work, GML utilised its ‘tolerance for change’ management tool included in the AWM HMP. GML devised this tool to assist asset managers and to assess the ability for a particular element of a place to withstand the appropriate level or degree of change, without impacting the heritage values of the place.
GML continues to provide heritage advice early in project development stages and heritage impact assessment advice to ensure compliance with the EPBC Act and the HMP. Projects where we have worked closely with the AWM and their design teams have included the Eastern Precinct Redevelopment, Hall of Valour, the Hall of Memory and Commemorative Area, the Lighting Masterplan, the World War I Galleries Redevelopment and the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial. GML is also a member of the AWM’s Panel for heritage consulting services.