Our advice is robust and reliable. Consent authorities trust GML. We can assist with all aspects of the application and approvals process where heritage is an issue.
Our team is well placed to provide high level strategic advice at all stages of major development projects and due diligence input prior to commitment proceedings. We have demonstrated and proven results on major projects in NSW and throughout Australia backed by a multidisciplinary consulting team that cover history, built heritage, planning, historical and Aboriginal heritage and interpretation.
Our heritage applications, permits and approvals services include:

Development Project Heritage Input and Approvals
Approvals, Strategies and Compliance Advice
Adaptive Re-use Planning and Designs
Heritage Impact Statements
Archival Recording and Photography
EPBC ACT Requirements and Referrals


Development Project Heritage Input and Approvals

At GML we collaborate with our clients to understand their development objectives from the outset. We are particularly experienced in identifying heritage constraints and opportunities, and working as part of large consultancy teams to achieve development outcomes and revitalisation strategies that contribute to our environment and sense of place.

We can assist with heritage and planning approvals delivering authoritative representation and support to your project as you require.

Approvals, Strategies and Compliance Advice

Our excellent reputation with both consent agencies and approval bodies enables us to negotiate even the most complicated project challenges.

With the right approach, delays in obtaining approvals from consent agencies can often be avoided. Our team includes experts who have direct experience working for government agencies and planning authorities. This provides up-to-date knowledge of the approvals process and how it is best navigated.

Central Park (Former CUB), Chippendale

Adaptive Re-use Planning and Designs

Adaptive re-use plays a key role in maintaining the heritage significance of heritage places. Innovative planning and well-conceived design can be instrumental in ensuring heritage values endure with the changing life and use of places. Our team works closely with clients to achieve outcomes that enrich our environment and contribute to the life and vitality of places, while conforming to the requirements of consent authorities.

IKEA Store and Head Office, Tempe

Legion House, 161–163 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Heritage Impact Statements

Understanding the possible heritage impact of your project can avoid delays and conserve and promote heritage values. Our team is able to find a solution that is sympathetic to the heritage item or conservation area, while offering the best chance of quick approval by consent authorities. We resolve those tricky issues with innovation and experience, setting you up for a smooth approvals process.

Central Park (Former CUB), Chippendale

Australian War Memorial Heritage Strategy and Heritage Register, Canberra

Archival Recording and Photography

Archival recordings are a great way to responsibly manage and ensure a continued appreciation of our shared culture for future generations. Our team is specifically trained to undertake detailed archival recording with state-of-the-art photography equipment, including GIS registration. We also clearly and concisely document properties to comply with benchmark standards.

John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra

Crane Lighter, ‘Poolya’, Sydney

EPBC ACT Requirements and Referrals

GML has a comprehensive understanding of the EPBC Act and its heritage regulations. We have practical experience in its application for historic, Indigenous and natural heritage values for several Commonwealth agencies. We have managed all stages of EPBC Act compliance, referrals and activities at a national level and for high profile places and complex sites. We are also part of heritage panels for the Department of Defence, HESS, the Australian War Memorial and Old Parliament House.

Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, Heritage Precinct Masterplan, Sydney

Australian War Memorial, Eastern Precinct Development, Canberra