2.16.1 Aboriginal Culture and Heritage


Aboriginal people are the cultural owners and managers of information relating to their heritage.  It is vital to Aboriginal people and to the richness of Camden’s heritage, that these important spiritual and cultural links to land are maintained by preserving and protecting places of cultural significance.


  1. To manage Aboriginal heritage values to ensure enduring conservation outcomes.


  1. Development applications must identify any areas of Aboriginal heritage value that are within or adjoining the area of the proposed development, including any areas within the development site that are to be retained and protected (and identify the management protocols for these).


Developments or other activities that will impact on Aboriginal heritage may require consent from the Heritage (Department of Premier and Cabinet) (OEH) under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and consultation with the relevant Aboriginal communities.

Any development application that is within or adjacent to land that contains a known Aboriginal cultural heritage site, must consider and comply with the requirements of the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974.

Where the necessary consents under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974 have been obtained, the development application must demonstrate that the development will be undertaken in accordance with any requirements of that consent.

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