Mark Huntersmith
Senior Heritage Consultant


Mark is a heritage professional with a passion for architecture and the conservation and preservation of heritage places.

With extensive experience working in an architectural practice, Mark has completed a Master of Cultural Heritage at Deakin University focusing on heritage place management. He has a particular interest in and aptitude for facilitating good design outcomes within sensitive heritage overlays and is passionate about advocating for the protection of mid-century modern places.

At GML, Mark works on large-scale municipal heritage studies and has been extensively engaged in the provision of strategic and statutory heritage advice, including heritage asset management strategies, conservation management plans and heritage impact statements. Highly organised, Mark is skilled in problem resolution and has experience in managing large-scale projects and coordinating multidisciplinary project teams.

As Heritage Advisor to the City of Manningham and the Shire of Nillumbik, Mark is adept in reviewing and applying design guidelines for heritage places. Mark has an in-depth knowledge of the statutory requirements of the Victorian and local planning provisions as they relate to places on the Victorian Heritage Register and Heritage Overlay. Mark is effective in negotiating positive solutions and dealing sensitively with heritage issues as they arise. He has experience in dealing with the range of stakeholders involved with local government heritage issues including community members, historical societies, local council staff, and property owners and users.


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‘Cultural heritage is as much to do with our future as it is our past. My primary interest is in the safeguarding of heritage places whilst maintaining their relevance.’


Master of Cultural Heritage, Deakin University

Bachelor of Planning & Design (Architecture), University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Psychology), University of Melbourne

Professional affiliations

Australia ICOMOS