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Cultural Heritage Management & Community Relations Services

David Cameron Consulting


Need help with a cultural heritage issue?


Most development focused businesses will encounter challenges with managing cultural heritage and associated community issues. Perhaps you have some questions but you weren't sure where to start or who to ask?

If you want to better understand your heritage risks, and get advice on the most efficient and cost effective management options for your business, David Cameron Consulting can help you.


Know your risks and how best to mitigate them

Like any other aspect of your business, you need to have a sound appreciation of your heritage and community risks. David Cameron Consulting specialises in identifying heritage and community risks and assisting businesses to develop fit for purpose management strategies. Having an effective strategy tailored to your specific business context will help minimise costs, avoid project delays and mitigate community issues. 


Why choose David Cameron Consulting?

Director Dr David Cameron has more than two decades experience operating in frontline management of cultural heritage and community relations matters in mining, infrastructure, land development, forestry and natural resource management. David has experienced first-hand, and understands, the many challenges encountered by businesses when dealing with often complex heritage management and community relations issues. 

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Recent Project

Spicers Retreats Scenic Rim Trail historical guide

DCC was recently engaged by Spicers Retreats to prepare an historical guide for the Spicers Retreats flagship Scenic Rim Trail World Heritage Area five day walking experience. Spicers Scenic Rim Trail is a world class wilderness walking experience over 55km of the main range from Mt Mistake to Spicers Peak Nature Reserve.

The purpose of the Scenic Rim Trail Historical Guide is to provide the field guides with the historical background, stories and interesting facts about the history and heritage of the people, places and forests along the Scenic Rim Trail route. The Guide is designed to complement the natural heritage commentary and engage, interest and inform the Scenic Rim Trail guests and enhance their overall experience of walking the iconic Scenic Rim Trail

DCC drew upon local historical sources, oral histories, contemporary newspaper accounts, maps, photographs and personal knowledge of the heritage sites and history of the forests and valleys along the route. The guide provides narratives for each daily section of the walk focusing on the more interesting, mysterious and humorous stories and yarns, as well as highlighting a variety of heritage sites the walkers will encounter on their 5 day World Heritage wilderness experience. See

Recent Project

Toowoomba Regional Council Kleinton Waste Transfer Facility


Toowoomba Regional Council is developing a new waste transfer station at its existing Kleinton landfill site which has reached capacity. The existing landfill site will be rehabilitated as part of the project. The design of the facility will be a smaller version of the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility located on O'Mara Road at Wellcamp.

DCC was engaged by leading environmental engineering consultants ATC Williams ( to prepare a desktop Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage impact assessment for the project development application.

DCC conducted a focused review of the Indigenous heritage and subsequent land use history of the project area to inform the impact assessment. Sources included DATSIP and historical heritage registers, local histories, historical survey plans, aerial photography, regional ecosystem, soils and geology data sets. 

Recent Project

Walton Coal Project EIS

In June 2018 DCC was engaged by Aquila Resources to prepare the historic heritage impact assessment report for their Central Queensland Walton Coal Project EIS study.

Historic heritage considerations

The Walton Coal Project is located within the boundary of the former Walton pastoral station located near Dingo in Central Queensland. The historically significant New Peak Downs Road and Taurus Gap Roads are situated in the vicinity of the project area.

Management outcomes

Through a comprehensive assessment of the land use history of the project area DCC was able to clearly demonstrate that the project would not adversely impact nearby significant heritage features associated with Walton station and the 19th century New Peak Downs and Taurus Gap roads.

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About David Cameron


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Recent Projects


Some of David's recent projects

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About Dr David Cameron

Heritage management career



From 1998 to 2005 David performed a variety of heritage management roles with the Queensland government in forestry, natural resource management and conservation. In these roles he developed broad skills and experience in recording, significance assessment and operational management of historic and Indigenous heritage. David played a key role in developing cultural heritage management procedures for forestry and conservation area operations.

In late 2005 David joined global mining company Rio Tinto to oversee cultural heritage management for coal mining operations, projects and exploration in QLD and NSW. Over the next twelve years David broadened his experience and expertise as an operational manager with accountability for Indigenous and historic heritage management, community relations and native title matters.

David left Rio Tinto in December 2017 and established David Cameron Consulting.  



  • Bachelor of Arts (history & sociology) - University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts - Honours Class 1 (Australian history) - University of Newcastle
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland economic history) - University of Queensland
  • Member Professional Historians Australia
  • Member Australian Archaeological Association
  • Member Australasian Mining History Association
  • Member Australian Forest History Society
  • RABQSA-AU Management Systems Auditing (ISO:9001)
  • CO24962 QLD Standard 11 Certificate II in Surface Coal Operations  
  • CPCCWHS1001 QLD Construction Industry White Card

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More About David Cameron Consulting



 DCC specialises in:

  • Heritage management & regulatory compliance risk assessments
  • Developing strategic & operational plans
  • Community & stakeholder engagement planning, consultation & negotiation
  • Heritage management agreements
  • Policy, procedures & systems development
  • Operational compliance reviews & auditing
  • Heritage management training & inductions

DCC can also provide advice on:

  • Indigenous & historic cultural heritage significance & impact assessments
  • Cultural heritage management plans & regulatory consents
  • Development & planning approvals
  • Heritage conservation management plans
  • GIS data management
  • Native title compliance
  • Community relations strategies

Recent Projects



  • Spicers Retreats Scenic Rim Trail World Heritage Area wilderness walk historical guide
  • ATC Williams - Toowoomba Regional Council Kleinton Waste Transfer Facility Aboriginal & Historic Heritage Impact Assessment
  • QLD Urban Utilities Aboriginal cultural heritage management advice
  • Walton Coal Project EIS Historic Heritage Impact Assessment Report
  • Mount Thorley Warkworth Operations Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan   
  • Hail Creek Mine Environmental Assessment - Cultural Heritage Study
  • MTW Operations Historic Heritage Management Plan
  • Wollombi Brook Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Conservation Area Management Plan
  • Hail Creek Mine & Kestrel Coal Mine Historic Heritage Management Plans
  • Chain of Ponds Inn Conservation Management Plan Stage 1 Stabilisation Program

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