Built heritage consultants servicing Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and New South Wales more widely
Touring the Past can advise and assist you in achieving sensitive intervention within the historic environment—managing what makes a place culturally significant while catering for reasonable change, adaptive re-use, and contemporary innovation.
Preparing robust Heritage Impact Statement reports is core work. We can also provide material preservation and design advice as well as develop heritage interpretation strategies, conservation management plans, photographic archival recordings, and commissioned history.
Grounding our approach is a deep interest in our shared, often challenging histories and a broad-ranging proficiency in the ever-increasing variety of places that are viewed as worth keeping.
We are passionate about working at historic, memory-laden places. It's sustainable and supports equitable, resilient, and character-rich communities. What’s more, we believe that sound heritage practice doesn’t exclude the introduction of good, contextually informed contemporary design.
Statutory heritage policy and conservation principles are demanding. Navigating them calls for an independent, pragmatic consultancy. From us, this equals frank advice, fine-grain analysis, and deft communication—whether the project is small or large.
All enquiries welcome.
Touring the Past acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and pays respect to Elders past, present, and future. We honour First Peoples and their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to place and their contribution to our society and history. To that end, all our work seeks to uphold the idea that if we care for Country, it will care for us.