Peter Kuskie has been the driving force behind South East Archaeology for the past 20 years. Under Peter's guidance, the firm has assisted over 100 clients in four states and two territories of Australia and grown to become a leading provider of consulting services in Aboriginal heritage and archaeology.
Peter has an outstanding track record in producing reports that comply with Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) standards in NSW and assisting clients to obtain Development Approvals in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Over 300 Aboriginal heritage assessment projects have been completed, including surface surveys, test excavations, salvage collections and excavations, indigenous and non-indigenous heritage components of Environmental Impact Statements, OEH Section 90 applications, Part 3A Major Project and Part 4.1 State Significant Development applications, Aboriginal community consultation and monitoring of construction.
Peter's clients have included leading Australian and international mining, infrastructure, environmental management and engineering firms, governments and government agencies, Aboriginal organisations and developers of residential, tourism, extractive industry, landfill, telecommunications and pipeline projects.
Major projects completed include assessments at Ulan Coal Mine, Mount Arthur North Coal Mine, Pacific Highway Upgrades (Port Macquarie to Kempsey, Woolgoolga to Wells Crossing, F3 Freeway at Black Hill), Maitland to Singleton Main Northern Railway upgrades, Eastern Gas Pipeline, The Vintage residential golf course, and The Dairy, Somerset Park, Gungahlin, West Belconnen and numerous other residential developments.
Peter is a graduate of the Australian National University and holds a BA (Honours) degree (1989) in Aboriginal archaeology. Peter takes pride in assisting clients to comply with relevant legislative requirements through high quality, professional, timely and cost-effective service. Peter maintains an excellent working relationship with many Aboriginal communities throughout eastern Australia and a commitment to working in partnership with Aboriginal people in investigating and managing their heritage.