Lisa Trueman
Senior Associate


Lisa Trueman, GML Senior Associate, is an architect and heritage consultant with over 25 years’ experience in built heritage conservation, including 15 years as a heritage adviser in local government. Lisa specialises in providing design advice and statutory guidance to government agencies, architects and developers in order to facilitate outcomes based on heritage best practice.

Lisa has extensive knowledge of conservation practice and heritage legislation at both local and state level. She has worked on many local government heritage studies and reviews and provided advice on, and assessment of, the heritage impact of proposed works to numerous heritage listed places.

Lisa has over 15 years’ experience as an independent expert witness on heritage issues in the Land and Environment Court of NSW (LEC), representing local councils and government agencies. Her LEC expertise includes Section 34 conciliation conferences, provision of joint reports and expert evidence at hearings.

Lisa’s work at GML involves the provision of heritage advice and the assessment of heritage impact for a range of projects, from minor additions to large scale developments, planning proposals and strategic planning studies. Prior to joining GML, Lisa worked as a heritage adviser at North Sydney Council, Manly Council and Hornsby Council and in private practice as a design and conservation architect.

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I’m passionate about the role my work has in shaping the urban environment. I believe we have an obligation to conserve the significant aspects of our built environment for future generations, while carefully and respectfully adapting it to meet current and future needs.


Master in Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney (currently undertaking)
Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), University of Sydney
Bachelor of Science (Architecture), University of Sydney