Peter Romey, Special Adviser and former Partner of GML Heritage has more than 30 years’ experience in heritage conservation. He has worked in consultancy firms, government organisations and in private practice. Peter is now a Director of Romey.Knaggs Heritage, an independent heritage consultancy that cooperates closely with GML Heritage on a number of projects.
Peter specialises in the assessment and management of heritage buildings and places. He has provided strategic input and coordinated the development of heritage assessment reports for significant heritage sites such as CUB in Chippendale. He has also provided solutions for adaptive re-use proposals on both urban and rural sites.
He has been responsible for critical heritage input to the business case and environmental assessment stages of major infrastructure projects, including the North West Rail Link, Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail, and the Sydney Metro. Peter’s skills enable the innovative resolution of heritage issues and outcomes that realise operational objectives, and he is regularly called upon to appear at the Land and Environment Court as an expert witness.
Peter is a member of the Tasmanian Heritage Council, the NSW Heritage Council Approvals Committee and is on the Board of AusHeritage. Since 2011, he has presented a series of workshops intended to train local planners, architects and public servants in contemporary best practice management of heritage sites in George Town, Malaysia, and Kinmen, Taiwan.
Peter was previously the Director of Conservation and Infrastructure at the Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania. He has also held senior heritage posts at the City of Sydney, the NSW Heritage Branch and as an architect in private practice.
Our cultural heritage is all around us, it’s not something separate nor is it just about the ‘past’. I can think of no more rewarding vocation than working in cultural heritage, and the confidence that I can make a difference has sustained me throughout my professional life.
Elected Associate by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Bachelor of Architecture, NSW Institute of Technology
Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
National Trust of Australia (NSW)