Conrad Gargett announces the appointment of senior heritage consultant Malcolm Elliott to its team.

With over 18 years of architectural experience in both public and private sector roles, Elliott brings specialised expertise in architectural assessment of development applications and related heritage or urban design issues.

Conrad Gargett’s Managing Director Bruce Wolfe is confident Elliott will bring a new depth to the team. According to Wolfe, Elliott’s strong understanding of heritage conservation principles and practice comes from previous roles as Conservation Planner for North Sydney Council, and Principal Urban Designer and Principal Heritage Officer at Brisbane City Council.

He added that Elliott’s knowledge of the planning process and his experience negotiating adaptive reuse and redevelopment of heritage sites will allow Conrad Gargett to explore new markets within Australia.

Prior to Conrad Gargett, Elliott was a key contributor to the development of urban design, heritage and character housing policy for Brisbane’s City Plan 2014, also liaising with the State Government on the latest suite of legislative amendments to the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.

Possessing a detailed understanding of the processes of the Planning and Environment Court and the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee as well as the Land and Environment Court (in New South Wales), Elliott also has experience in dealing with heritage site redevelopments.

Elliott has also shared his expertise through technical presentations on heritage and urban design principles for the Australian Institute of Architects and the Building Designers Association.