Responding to COVID-19
At GML Heritage we are responding to the rapidly changing operational environment that COVID-19 has created. Health and safety is of paramount importance. We are focussed and committed to supporting our team and providing continuity of service to our clients during this very challenging period. We are determined to face new challenges together.
Business Done Differently
We remain fully operational, but it’s business done differently. Staff are practicing good hygiene and staying home. Our teams in our Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne offices are working flexibly or remotely. Our systems and processes are robust, and our people are adaptable and agile. They are demonstrating extraordinary tenacity and resilience, with a continuing commitment to delivering considered insights and positive impacts for heritage and our clients and communities.
We have reached out to our clients to find out if they are okay. We are busy learning with them about how we might adapt and plan our project based work to ensure everyone stays safe. We are responding in practical and creative ways. Already we have redesigned our community engagement, delivered face to face digital project milestones, and developed new methodologies for site work. With new delivery systems and clever workarounds we have minimised risks and disruption to our projects.
We welcome your questions and requests about how we might be able to help you plan, manage, protect and present heritage places during this time of physical and social distancing. Please get in touch as we are happy to share ideas and contact our Proposals Co-ordinator to discuss your needs or request a proposal.
Meetings and Travel
We are continuing to attend meetings but have replaced face to face meetings with video conferencing and telephone. If you are one of our valued clients, if we haven’t already been in touch to confirm new arrangements feel free to reach out to us.
Our people will not be travelling interstate or overseas for non-essential business purposes for the next 8 weeks, and we are monitoring and checking travel warnings and advice regularly. We have already done some site visits and inspections guided by clients and locals online.
We understand that during uncertain times it may seem difficult to look ahead. We would be pleased to have a preliminary discussion with you about future work, so that you are ready to manage and bounce back when the time comes.
Minimising disruption on our clients and projects is central, as is the health and wellbeing of our staff, their families, our client and our communities. We will continue to monitor health advice carefully and make any further adjustments as required. As the situation evolves, we will provide updates. Please get in touch via email or phone if you would like any further information.
We are focussed on staying safe, staying well and staying positive with purpose.