Due to our detailed knowledge of heritage legislation and long-standing relationships with statutory bodies, RBA can help to expedite permit applications and negotiate with authorities on your behalf.

As planning requirements become more intricate, many heritage and planning authorities require a formal submission regarding the potential impact of a development proposal on the heritage values of a place and/or nearby sites.

A heritage impact statement is a requirement for proposed changes to sites listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, and is increasingly requested by planning authorities, both in Victoria and other areas. Our assistance with permits and registration is premised on our ability to undertake detailed assessments of heritage significance and/or review those undertaken by other heritage professionals.

Roger Beeston regularly appears as an expert witness at formal or legal proceedings such as:

Heritage Council of Victoria

For sites that are being considered for inclusion on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Panels appointed by the Planning Minister

Usually for sites that are being considered for inclusion on the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay within a local planning scheme.

Supreme Court

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Typically in regard to proposed changes to heritage sites, which have local heritage protection.


  • Residence, St Leonards Court, South Yarra
  • Footscray Railway Station – New Pedestrian Bridge
  • Longrain Restaurant (Former Stables)
  • ES + A Bank, Camberwell
  • Residence, St Vincent Place, Albert Park
  • Myer Emporium, Melbourne
  • Brighton Grammar Early Learning Centre
  • Former Barnet Glass Rubber – Bradmill Site, Footscray
  • Richmond Maltings
  • Assisi Centre, Rosanna
  • Former Factory, 19 Stewart Street, Richmond
  • Residence, 4 Queen Street, Richmond
  • Residence, 20 The Crescent, Inverloch
  • Pentridge Prison – D, F + G Divisions
  • ACI Complex (Former), Spotswood
  • Robin Boyd House, Camberwell (Former)
  • Princes Pier
  • Richmond Maltings
  • Olex Cables Factory Complex, Tottenham
  • Residence, 4 Queen Street, Richmond
  • Residence, 23 Connor Street, Warragul
  • Tram Depot (Former), 81-89 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy