Annie Ayres

Annie Ayres has over 15 years' experience in project management, cultural heritage consulting and archaeological research and excavation in Victoria.

With training in stone artefact identification and analysis, Annie is skilled at the interpretation of indigenous sites in south-east Australia, as well as excavation and analysis of historical sites, with a particular interest in inner-city sites.

Annie has provided advice for Environment Effects Statements (EES), corporate environmental policies and conducted a pilot site reassessment project for Heritage Victoria. Annie has managed Aboriginal and historical heritage assessments for a range of projects that have included roads, railways, pipelines and large-area heritage assessments for residential and business subdivisions.

She has extensive experience in the preparation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs), the provision of cultural heritage advice under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the Heritage Act 2017 in the form of Heritage Assessments, Salvage Excavations, Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests (PAHTs), Audits and Due Diligence Assessments.

Annie has undertaken or been involved with more than 100 cultural heritage assessments, including over 60 CHMPs. She has strong professional relationships with numerous Aboriginal stakeholder groups across Victoria and approval authorities.

Key Skills

  • Managing large, complex archaeological excavations and salvage
  • Complex assessments and Cultural Heritage Management Plans
  • Knowledge and ability to work with Aboriginal Victoria, Heritage Victoria, Registered Aboriginal Parties and Traditional Owner groups
  • Professional, respectful and ethical representation of clients
  • Major project experience

Major Project Experience

  • Western Highway Upgrade, Ballarat (VicRoads)
  • Sunbury Electrification Project, Watergardens Station to Sunbury Station (Department of Transport)
  • Archaeological Excavations of Gold Miners' Huts at Yandoit Creek Diggings (Central Highlands Water)
  • Outer Eastern Metro Victoria Heritage Inventory: Site Reassessment Project (Heritage Victoria)
  • Maribyrnong River Main Rehabilitation (Melbourne Water)
  • Archaeological Excavation of Victorian Heritage Inventory Sites (Brady Vision)


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