About Us

GBA Heritage, formerly Graham Brooks and Associates, Heritage Consultants is widely recognised both nationally and internationally for our unique combination of professional consulting services in conservation of the built environment, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, new development in sensitive locations, heritage asset management, expert advice on heritage issues, and planning for cultural tourism at heritage sites.

We strongly believe that Heritage Conservation can be regarded as the management of change.  It seeks to retain, protect and communicate that which is important in the historic built environment during the process of social, technical and economic development. 

Established in 1996, GBA Heritage is a private sector consultancy firm. We concentrate on providing specialised heritage services to public and private sector property owners or managers, homeowners, developers, project managers, architects and planners, as well as national and international heritage and cultural tourism agencies.

Our professional heritage consultancy services are well known for their examination and resolution of complex and at times controversial heritage issues or projects in a balanced and practical manner. We strive to maintain excellent professional working relationships with our clients, colleagues and heritage agencies throughout Australia and internationally.

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Adaptive Re-Use

As city centres and suburban areas in Australia mature and evolve, more and more historic or traditional buildings and sites are being examined for new development…

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Conservation Management Plans

Sound conservation practice, responsible asset management and creative re-use of historic places must all be based on a deep understanding of the historical…

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Cultural Tourism Planning

Tourism is now one of the world’s largest social and economic activities as well as successful vehicle for cultural exchange and encouraging mutual…

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Heritage Asset Management

Owners and managers of historic properties must ensure that these assets are maintained in a responsible manner over time…

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Heritage Development Opportunities

As city centres and suburban areas in Australia mature and evolve, more and more historic or traditional buildings and sites are being examined for new development…

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Heritage Expert Services

In a complex world with many differing ways to balance and integrate development opportunities with the conservation and continuing use of heritage places…

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Heritage Interpretation Strategies

Heritage Interpretation is more than simply placing a plaque at the front of an historic building. It can inform the design process…

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Photographic Archival Recording

Archival recording of historic places and buildings is often imposed as a condition of development consent if the property…

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Statements of Heritage Impact

Statements of Heritage Impact (SHI) are the standard mechanism required by heritage agencies to enable them to determine if a proposed development…

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Talk of the Town

GBA Heritage projects in the news

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Key Personnel

Graham Brooks

Graham Brooks is an internationally recognised specialist in Cultural Heritage Management and Cultural Tourism policy development. Graham holds an Honours degree in Architecture...

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Jonathan Bryant

Jonathan holds Honours degrees in Architecture and a Masters Degree in Heritage Conservation. He is a full International Member of ICOMOS, a member and former committee member...

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Gail Lynch

Gail Lynch has a Masters Degree in Heritage Conservation and a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Sydney. She is a member of Australia ICOMOS...

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