Callum Fraser

Mary Urquhart has been appointed as new chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria, replacing architect Daryl Jackson AO who retired in June after six years as chair, Planning Minister Matthew Guy has announced.

Ms Urquhart is currently a part-time member of the Refugee Review Tribunal, and a member of the Migration Review Tribunal.

Architect Callum Fraser has also been appointed as a full member with expertise in architectural conservation or architectural history. He is director of Melbourne firm Elenberg Fraser.

Tony Darvall has been appointed a full member with legal expertise. He is currently chairman of the Audit Committee of VicRoads and deputy chairman of Linking Melbourne Authority, and has previously served as chairman of VicUrban and the Werribee Park Advisory Board.

Trish Vejby has been appointed a full member in the general member category. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Western Health.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy said the new appointments to the ten member Heritage Council of Victoria, made under the Heritage Act, ensured the council would be guided by highly qualified professionals with a demonstrated interest in heritage and planning.

“These new appointments bring specialist skills and great passion to the task of protecting and conserving places and objects of cultural heritage significance to the state,” Mr Guy said.