Victorian Heritage Services Directory

Latitude Heritage provides 20 years of experience in heritage management and archaeology, both Aboriginal and historical. We are a small boutique firm with offices in Melbourne and Hobart undertaking a handful of quality projects each year, providing a holistic approach to archaeology and heritage management. We have an extensive network of highly skilled subcontractors, casual archaeologists and specialists across a range of heritage and heritage-related disciplines to meet the needs of nearly any heritage project from start to finish. As a highly experienced but small firm, we offer excellent value by providing quality deliverables, readily accessible experts, and a competitive price structure.

Our team is comprised of specialists skilled in investigating both Aboriginal cultural heritage and historical heritage, enabling the management of shared and overlapping heritage values in accordance with both the Heritage Act 2017 (VIC) and Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (VIC). We provide the following key services to satisfy legislative requirements at all levels of government:

  • Historical Archaeological Assessment
  • Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP – Desktop, Standard, Complex)
  • Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Test (PAHT)
  • Archaeological Research Design
  • Archaeological Management Plans
  • Consent applications (Consent to Uncover, Consent to Excavate, Consent to Damage and Consent for Other)
  • Permit applications
  • Site card preparation
  • Artefact washing and cataloguing
  • Artefact analysis and reporting
  • Archaeological collections management and significance assessment

We are passionate about community engagement and will happily host tours, give talks and provide succinct, deliver publication-quality excavation summaries so what we find can be shared with your stakeholders and interested members of public, as well as satisfy standard Consent conditions relating to public outreach.

Professional Affiliations / Qualifications

Our Director, Dr Jennifer Jones-Travers, has 20 years of experience as an archaeologist and is approved as an Excavation Director for sites of local and State significance in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. She has a PhD specialising in Australian archaeology and artefact analysis and is a full international member of ICOMOS, as well as a listed Heritage Advisor with First Peoples-State Relations.

Jennifer has spent most of the last decade working for two of the largest specialist heritage consultancies in Australia in senior roles and has brought this experience to her own consultancy. Jennifer has led projects at sites of state, national and world heritage significance, including:

  • Queen Victoria Markets (Melbourne, VIC)
  • Former Royal Melbourne Mint (Melbourne, VIC)
  • Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (West Coast, TAS)
  • Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape (Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, TAS)
  • Rockbank Inn (Rockbank, VIC)
  • Anglesea Barracks (Hobart, TAS)
  • Brickendon Estate (Longford, TAS)
  • Darlington Probation Station (Maria Island, TAS)
  • Former Penitentiary Chapel and Convict Courts (Hobart, TAS)
  • Hyde Park Barracks (Sydney, NSW)
  • Old Government House and Domain (Parramatta, NSW)
  • Site of First Government House (Museum of Sydney, NSW)
  • Woolmers Estate (Longford, TAS)

Jennifer has a firm grounding in heritage legislation at a local and state level in Victoria, as well as Commonwealth legislation. She can provide expert heritage input into projects ranging from minor house renovations through to large-scale infrastructure projects. Her areas of expertise include historical archaeology, artefact analysis and collections management.

Jennifer is currently serving as the Member with Expertise in Archaeology on the Tasmanian Heritage Council. She is Chair of the Archaeological Advisory Panel and member of both the Works Committee and Registration Committee.

 

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