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Tristan Bergin
Nov 23, 2017
Heritage Advisor

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I have 10 years’ experience undertaking heritage research and providing clear and accurate advice for numerous projects across Western Australia. Between 2008 to 2016 I was a director of Waru Consulting Pty Ltd, a heritage consultancy that provided services to large and small mining companies, land developers and government corporations. Waru’s major clients included BHP Billiton, API JV, AngloGold Ashanti, Perth Airport and Western Power.

My responsibilities as a director included supervising more than 30 staff, ensuring deliverables were submitted on budget and in a timely manner as well as managing contracts with clients.

Between 2008 and 2011 I was embedded as a researcher and heritage advisor with BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Land Access Team. My duties included conducting extensive due diligence on 40 years of heritage records for entry into BHP Billiton’s geospatial heritage management system. In addition, I was required to provide heritage management recommendations for numerous projects including several major expansion developments.

GIS is fundamental to my research and due diligence process. I have found that clear and meaningful maps are an excellent way to communicate ideas and heritage constraints to a wide variety of people. In addition, I have many years’ experience managing spatial data generated by field teams and creating maps for heritage survey reports.

Since 2008 I have undertaken numerous archaeological surveys and have participated in a number of archaeological excavation projects. I have also undertaken historical research for a number of projects including a community heritage project at the old gaol in Gnowangerup.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia


  • Research
  • Heritage advice and consultancy to mining, developers and government
  • Project management
  • Heritage management recommendations and procedure implementation