Nerida has built an enviable reputation for delivering iconic and innovative solutions for some of the state’s most valued heritage places and has pioneered application of the World Heritage Cultural Landscapes framework to Rottnest Island/Wadjemup and played an instrumental role to secure World Heritage Listing for the Australian Convict Sites.
With an unrivalled track record working on complex urban revitalisations and adaptive reuse projects, she is a trusted advisor across the full statutory heritage spectrum, with particular expertise in heritage assessments and analysing development proposals.
A member of the Heritage Council, she has also represented the state on national heritage taskforces. She works to balance property owner, developer, government and community expectations and has a keen interest in facilitating outcomes that support the long-term sustainability and viability of heritage properties.
Key projects have included advising the New Museum design team, exploring the adaptive reuse potential of the South Fremantle Power Station and the Rottnest Island Cultural Landscape Management Plan. She takes inspiration from her travels to diverse places, such as Norway and Japan, where people highly value and adapt to their heritage setting and into the future sees the collaboration between artists and heritage specialists as vital to place interpretation and celebration.