Heritage studies

Lovell Chen undertakes heritage studies for local government, identifying and assessing heritage places for inclusion in heritage overlays.
The range of places we investigate includes individual properties, collections or groups of sites (precincts), places of archaeological significance and landscapes.
We are highly skilled in this work, with an experienced in-house team of historians, architectural historians, architects and planners — partnering with archaeologists and landscape specialists, as required. The integration of planning expertise into the heritage study team is particularly advantageous.
Lovell Chen follows an accepted methodology, consistent with Heritage Victoria’s Model Consultants Brief for Heritage Studies and the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP) practice note Applying the Heritage Overlay. The methodology we use is applicable to state, national and international heritage studies.
Many municipal studies have been completed in Victoria in the last 30 years, and recent studies by Lovell Chen include reviews of earlier work and gap-filling projects.