Experts in Heritage Management
Ability to deliver successful outcomes for large projects
Every project is different and important
"We are very pleased with the work the CHMG team did for us. Their creative insights, combined with superb technical capabilities made them a great contributor to our projects."
GOULBURN VALLEY WATER
"CHMG are always available and answer any questions we have promptly. They did an excellent job achieving successful outcomes for our cultural heritage salvage programs and I would highly recommend them to others looking for a professional cultural heritage firm."
Accurate advice that is project specific
'John was very understanding to customer needs and highly efficient in delivering positive outcomes. He always worked closely to his budgets and helped his co-workers to his best ability. He was the best senior project manager and a great mentor for the whole team'
SENIOR FUND ACCOUNTANT at SS&C GLOBEOP
CHMG Director John Stevens has fifteen years experience working as a consultant archaeologist. He has project managed over 200 Aboriginal cultural heritage projects for the private, government and research sectors across Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, England, Scotland and Turkey.
John holds a Bachelor of Archaeology (Hons) degree in Aboriginal Archaeology from La Trobe University and is a former PhD student at the La Trobe University Campus. He is a member of the Australian Archaeological Association, the Society for American Archaeology and has presented and published papers in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
For the past eight years he has developed his project management skills by directing and delivering large, complex cultural heritage projects including those associated with mining sites (Boral, Xstrata, Barro Group) PSP-level residential subdivisions (MAB Corp, Evolve Development, VicUrban), wind farms (Origin Energy) and major road (VicRoads) and water infrastructure (Melbourne Water, City West Water, Wannon Water, NVIRP) projects.
John has extensive experience with standard and complex CHMPs, team leadership, business and marketing experience, large project management experience, peer reviews, VCAT panel hearings and cultural heritage audits. He has an excellent working relationship with the Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs), Aboriginal stakeholder groups, DECCW, DELWP and DPC through Aboriginal Victoria. He has a sound knowledge of cultural heritage legislation across all states and has authored or co-authored over 70 CHMPs.
We have a team of three archaeologists, a dedicated GIS Officer and can offer an in-house 1.8t excavator, mechanical sieve and operator.
Execution-driven leader with expertise in all aspects of operations including relationship management, project management, new technology implementation, finance and budget. Demonstrated success in executing project management techniques to optimise processes and streamline operations. technically proficient in MS Office Suite. Areas of excellence include budget administration, policy / procedure development, strategic planning and performance measurement.