Lisa Trueman
Senior Associate


Lisa Trueman 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 local and state government agencies 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 numerous local government heritage studies and reviews and provided advice on, and assessment of, the heritage impact of proposed works to heritage listed places for state and local government agencies.

Lisa has over 18 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 facilitating Section 34 agreements and provision of evidence including facts and contentions, joint reports and expert evidence at hearings.

Lisa’s work at GML involves the provision of heritage advice and assessment of heritage impact for a range of projects, including strategic planning studies, peer reviews, and independent assessments for government agencies. 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: conserving the significant aspects of our built environment, while carefully 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