Heritage

Weir Phillips undertakes a full range of heritage services. Our approach to heritage issues is holistic, preferring to be involved as early as possible on a project, guiding clients through the heritage process in order to give the best outcome possible.

Association with an architect’s office ensures that heritage services and solutions take into consideration the key architectural issues, allowing for the appropriate balance between heritage requirements and the creation of quality built environments.

With a team of planners and architects, we can address all types of heritage work, including the preparation of conservation management plans, heritage impact statements, heritage reports and heritage master plans.

We are also called upon to act as expert witness in the Land and Environment Court. We work in cities and rural areas around Australia on a wide range of projects from small residential projects to courthouses, hotels, hospitals, public gardens and urban areas. Clients include private individuals, companies, councils, developers and institutions.

Weir Phillips Heritage services include:

Conservation Management Plans

These are comprehensive heritage documents that assess the significance of a place and provide practical guidelines for its future. It addresses conservation policies and possible changes and future uses of the place.

Heritage Impact Statements

Coupled with heritage advice, these documents are required where alterations and additions are taking place to a heritage item, near a heritage item or in a Conservation Area. In these circumstances it is a statutory requirement that they accompany a Development Application.

Heritage Advice & Assisitance

Skills include; heritage advice for architects at the design stage, heritage advice with regard to the carriage of projects through to approval, expert evidence for the Land and Environment Court, Archival Recording and conservation of buildings, particularly waterproofing.

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