We provide professional advice for Aboriginal and historical heritage, archaeology, built heritage and heritage interpretation. From Development Applications (DAs) with local councils, right up to major projects, we have you covered.

Our Services


  • Aboriginal Due Diligence Assessments
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Reports (ACHARs)
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Assessments
  • Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits (AHIPs)
  • Aboriginal Heritage Impact Assessments (AHIAs)
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plans
  • Aboriginal Consultation


  • Heritage Assessments
  • Heritage Management Plans
  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Statements of Heritage Impact (SoHIs)
  • Heritage Permits (s139, s140, s57, s60)
  • Heritage Impact Statements

Heritage Interpretation

  • Walking Trails
  • Heritage Tour Content
  • Web deployed digital interpretation
  • Virtual reality experiences
  • Photogrammetry
  • 3D Scanning

We are a Hunter-based consultancy with 20 years experience in the heritage space. Our team of experts will guide you through the heritage assessment and management process to streamline your development approval and meet your development approval conditions. Whether it be land development for residential, mixed use, commercial, industrial, infrastructure or mining – we have you covered.

Start Your Journey

Getting underway with your project is easy. We are here to help – call us on (02) 8318 9770 or email us on – projects@heritagenow.com.au

Our Team
Tessa Boer-Mah
Tessa Boer-Mah, Principal Heritage Consultant and Archaeologist

With over 20 years’ experience in heritage consulting, Tessa brings a wealth of expertise for managing heritage within a development context. She has experience in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage assessments, as well as heritage interpretation. Her skills encompass project management, technical direction and client liaison, along with all the requisite heritage assessment skills. She has a passion for completing high-quality projects and ensuring clients get the right advice.

Tessa has written and supervised the production of hundreds of heritage assessments for Aboriginal and historic heritage across NSW. Tessa is the National Secretary for the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Incorporated, is a full International member of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), and serves on the Future Directions Committee at the Property Council.

Tessa Boer-Mah
Ngaire Richards, Principal Heritage Consultant and Archaeologist

Ngaire Richards has almost two decades of experience in the heritage and archaeology space which spans both Aboriginal and historic heritage. She has been involved in the preparation of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Reports, Due Diligence reports, heritage impact statements, excavation reports and archaeological management plans. Ngaire has a strong track record for delivering heritage projects which is backed by her extensive experience and background in informatics.

She is a full International member of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and a member of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA). She is currently the NSW coordinator for National Archaeology Week which promotes archaeology across Australia.

Tessa Boer-Mah
Lara Tooby, Heritage Consultant and Archaeologist

Lara has over 5 years’ experience working in heritage consultancy. She has undertaken Aboriginal and historical heritage assessments from tender to completion, working with clients going through the NSW planning system. Lara’s core skills include stone artefact analysis, GIS mapping, Aboriginal Community Consultation, archaeological assessment research and reporting for both historic and Aboriginal heritage. In addition, she has specialty expertise in coastal archaeology in NSW. Lara values collaboration and understands that balancing project, regulation and community needs produces the best outcomes for heritage projects.

Tessa Boer-Mah
Crystal Phillips, Heritage Consultant and Archaeologist

Crystal Phillips specialises in historical archaeology, built heritage and Aboriginal archaeology. Crystal completed a First-Class Honours thesis on the heritage of Port Macquarie and thus has a strong background in undertaking historic research. With a keen eye for detail, Crystal will ensure an outstanding result for your project. With extensive experience in undertaking historical research, Crystal’s professional interests include osteology, artefact analysis and studying the landscapes of convict settlements.

Tessa Boer-Mah
Sarah Mané, Heritage Consultant and Archaeologist

Sarah Mané provides clients with a seamless project experience. She specialises in historical heritage and Aboriginal archaeology. With a solid background in Museums and Art, Sarah has a particular interest in heritage interpretation and bringing heritage alive.

Some of our Clients
Play Co
King Campbell
Hunter & Central Coast Development Corporation
Sports Power
Where we work

We work across NSW, some of our recent project locations below.

Tessa Boer-Mah
Heritage Now Mission
Heritage Now Vision

How to get started with your Heritage project

Getting underway with your project is easy, we're here to help.

Call us on - (02) 8318 9770

Email us on - projects@heritagenow.com.au


1/48 Kalaroo Road

Redhead NSW 2290

Tessa Boer-Mah