Australia’s natural and cultural heritage is richly layered, and CLOUSTON brings a deep appreciation to its conservation and interpretation. These values also apply to our international work, enhanced by local expertise. As Portfolio Manager Crosbie Lorimer explains, this Portfolio is focused on “bringing meaning to landscapes by drawing out the story of place – both natural and cultural – and its role in the evolution and future of those landscapes”.
CLOUSTON’s senior staff contribute to professional debate on heritage issues, and the practice presents case studies at ICOMOS conferences. We understand the conflicting perspectives that can arise in this often misunderstood area and we value the importance of landscape in connecting people with nature and history.
Our consultation program with Aboriginal traditional owners in Central Australia shaped the Todd and Charles Rivers Masterplan and won the Planning Institute’s Grand Award. Whether we are dealing with the natural values of World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island or the significant cultural landscape of the Archibald Fountain’s art deco setting in Sydney’s Hyde Park, our collaborative, community-conscious approach is the same.
We value the importance of landscape in connecting people with nature and history