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Nerida Moredoundt

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Nerida has built an enviable reputation for delivering iconic and innovative solutions for some of the State’s most valued heritage places. She is the Principal Architect at element and has an impressive track record for her work on complex urban revitalisations and adaptive reuse projects. She brings a depth of experience in the heritage field to the important advisory role that the Heritage Council plays in the identification and management of heritage places in the State.

Nerida is a trusted advisor across the full statutory heritage spectrum, with particular expertise in heritage assessments and analysing development proposals. 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. 

Nerida has pioneered the application of the World Heritage Convention’s Cultural Landscapes framework to Rottnest Island/Wadjemup and played an instrumental role in securing World Heritage Listing for Western Australia’s Fremantle Prison as an integral part of the Australian Convict Sites. 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, story tellers and heritage specialists as vital to place interpretation and celebration.

Qualifications and background

Bachelor of Architecture, Sydney University
Grad Dip Sc, Edith Cowan University 

Registered Architect, Architects Board of Western Australia
Member of the Australian Institute of Architects
Member of Australia ICOMOS
Sessional Academic, Curtin University 

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