GML Canberra Celebrates 15 Years
GML Heritage recently celebrated the opening of our Canberra office 15 years ago.
GML Canberra opened in 2005, with now Principal, Rachel Jackson. Establishing an office in the nation’s Capital was timely given the Australian Government had passed amendments to Federal environmental legislation, the EPBC Act 1999. The amendments ushered in new requirements for the protection of Commonwealth, National and World heritage values and places. It was also the year that the Productivity Commission inquiry into the policy framework and incentives for the conservation of Australia’s built heritage was announced by the then Treasurer, Peter Costello.
Since that time, GML has worked on a diverse collection of heritage places, including many Commonwealth owned heritage assets and environments. Some of the highlights include heritage services for Old Parliament House: the Museum of Australian Democracy, The Australian National University Acton Campus and Mount Stromlo, the Australian War Memorial, in the Parliamentary Zone, Lake Burley Griffin and the Royal Military College, Duntroon, all in the ACT. Our work extends to all states and territories, including Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, and Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area of Norfolk Island.
We feel fortunate to have worked at so many significant places, and we value the enduring relationships with owners, heritage managers and government agencies that we have developed since 2005.
GML Canberra’s leadership in the conservation and management of Australia’s significant heritage values is well recognised.
Congratulations and special thanks to GML Principals, Rachel Jackson and Martin Rowney and GML Senior Associate, Sarah Webeck, who have created and shaped GML Canberra, supported by a great team of consultants and many committed clients. Just as the Productivity Commission reported in 2006, ‘heritage places are important, providing a sense of identity and a connection to our past and to our nation’. At GML Canberra, over a decade and a half we feel fortunate to have played a role in helping support and build a deeper and stronger sense of community and identity through history and heritage.