About Us

GML Heritage is at the forefront of Australian heritage consulting, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra. 

Our award-winning team work across heritage, history, built environment, landscape, archaeology, interpretation and design, community heritage, climate heritage, delivering enduring value and shaping dynamic futures for heritage.

Each client benefits from our knowledge-driven culture and exceptional heritage services across a wide range of sectors. Our clients return to us for our professionalism, expertise and reputation. On the strength of our client feedback, we were awarded the title of Best Heritage Consulting Firm in the 2023, 2021 and 2020 Client Choice Awards. 

Our team includes historians, heritage experts, archaeologists, planners, architects, designers and interpretation specialists across offices in three states and territories.

We choose our projects carefully, guided by our values. Our portfolio includes many award-winning projects, and our work helps to ensure that heritage is integral to the everyday experience, character and identity of our cities and towns. Our depth of experience enables us to share knowledge generously and devise creative solutions for complex issues.

We are proud to be pre-approved to sit on several procurement panels that make it easy for us to work with many government agencies.

We are also proud members of Consult Australia, the Committee for Sydney, National Trust (NSW, Vic and ACT), the Climate Heritage Network and AusHeritage. Many of our consultants are certified members in their fields. Our nominated Architect in NSW is Catherine Forbes.

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Our Story

GML Heritage started more than 30 years ago, at a time when development was rapidly transforming cities and projects were agreed on a handshake.

GML’s founders, Don Godden, Richard Mackay, and David Logan, were committed to making a difference. They believed that history and heritage were part of the fabric of experience in towns, cities and suburbs—that historic places contributed to community, belonging and identity.

In Sydney and Canberra, GML Heritage heralded a new era of considered heritage planning, management and conservation. In Melbourne, Context was born out of a commitment to people being at the heart of what made places matter—focusing on historic places, social values and community attachments, deeply grounded in memory, story, history and heritage conservation.

Our two businesses merged in 2017, drawn together by shared values. Today, we continue to collaborate with clients to bring heritage to life in communities, setting the standard for the heritage sector.