Gary has worked as a consultant in heritage and archaeology for over 30 years. He has project managed and individually conducted archaeological field surveys for development projects and environmental impact studies, as well as historic site assessments, heritage studies, and archaeological and heritage mitigation works, excavations and conservation plans. Gary has specialist skills in archival research, oral history, site assessment and interpretation, industrial and historical archaeology, large-scale environmental management and conservation plans in Victoria.
Examples of archaeological surveys include VicRoads projects on the Goulburn Valley Highway, Yarra Glen Bypass, Calder Highway, Western Highway and the Scoresby Bypass. His heritage work has included managing the City of Hume and City of Brimbank Heritage Studies, contributing the industrial and archaeological components to heritage studies of Dandenong, Flinders, Hobson's Bay, and Maribyrnong and undertaking a variety of historic site assessments including the Fisherman's Bend heritage study, and Pipemakers Park Conservation Plan.
His work on industrial heritage includes comprehensive inventories of industrial heritage places in Melbourne and Victoria, and extensive research on historic industries including dry stone walls, tramways, bridges, sewerage infrastructure, tanneries, meatworks, manufacturing, and chaffmills.
Gary is a listed heritage advisor under the provisions of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.