The simple truth is for a building or place to be a usable commodity it must have a viable and productive use, and will need to be retained and maintained.  Whilst those buildings and places that have no use will eventually fall into disrepair and be lost to memory.  Hence Conservation Management Plans are undertaken to identify the cultural heritage significance of a building or place (be they built or natural), and then planning to protect those of identified significance. The development of these important Plans / Studies requires highly skilled and experienced personnel in a range of fields:

  • Historic content & analysis
  • Physical investigation & analysis
  • Statement of Significance
  • Conservation policies
  • Maintenance policies

CMP & Associates are recognised specialists in the development of Conservation Management Plans and Studies.  We have all the required experiences in; architectural history, historic archaeology (built environment) vernacular architecture, historic research, conservation of traditional building material, heritage management, and a deep understanding of maintaining the economic viability of a place.  Hence we specialise in developing Conservation Management Plans and the follow up Maintenance Facilities Plans for buildings and places entered on the State or Local Government Heritage Registers.

CMP & Associates are well versed in:

  • the requirements of State Heritage Acts, and Local Government legislations,
  • the precepts of the Burra Charter, Good Practice for Heritage Places,
  • understanding the necessity for there to be an adaptive re-use of some building or places to maintain a viable future, and
  • historic archaeology.

Recent projects undertaken by CMP & Associates include:

  • private dwellings
  • commercial buildings
  • industrial buildings and sites
  • public buildings
  • institutional complexes
  • landscapes and
  • historic transport systems.

Example projects of significant interest have included:

·           The Toowoomba railway Station Passenger Block…Restoration, renovation & adaptive reuse.

·           St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Maryborough, Queensland: Conservation Management Plan & Project Management

·         St Anne’s Church at Jondaryan, Darling Downs... restoration and maintenance of the 150 year old timber church.

·         The former Toowoomba Court House, (1868) adaptive re-use for other purposes.

·         The unique Deeargee Wool-shed, Uralla New South Wales.

For a full list please contact us.