Jen Burch

Principal Archaeologist
Heritage Advisor

Jen Burch is an Archaeologist/Heritage Advisor who has worked in the Victorian heritage management industry for more than 13 years. Jen has managed and worked on more than 600 archaeological projects for a variety of developments and clients, including residential and commercial developments, wind farms, the desalination project, mining projects, rail projects, electricity installations, water and sewerage pipelines and other developments.

Jen has experience in a variety of tasks, including project management, background research and due diligence assessments, archaeological survey, sub surface testing and salvage excavation, supervision of field work programs, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal historical site identification, recording and photography, preparation of site cards, site significance assessment, development of recommendations to mitigate the impact of development upon Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal historical heritage, flaked stone and historical artefact recording, analysis and interpretation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and illustrations, communication and consultation with regulatory bodies (Aboriginal Victoria [AV] and Heritage Victoria [HV]), clients, landowners and Aboriginal Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) and Aboriginal Traditional Owner representatives, preparation of Consents to Disturb for HV, preparation of Historical Heritage Assessments (HHA), preparation of Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests (PAHTs) and preparation of desktop, standard and complex Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMP).

Jen’s formal qualifications and memberships are as follows:

• Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) (First Class), La Trobe University, Bundoora, (2007);

• Full membership of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (MAACAI);

• Membership of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. (AAA);

• Membership of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA); and

• Membership of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).