The requirement to address the Aboriginal cultural heritage of a site is now an integral component of many projects, be it a small property development or a large infrastructure project.
When you choose professional, experienced heritage advisors, you give your project the best opportunity of meeting objectives. With a thorough knowledge of relevant federal and state legislation and regulations, and extensive project experience, our cultural heritage team are able to facilitate this outcome. In addition, we foster close working relationships with local Aboriginal communities and regulatory bodies to ensure practical solutions for all parties.
Our team provide initial planning advice for projects of all sizes. For significant projects we also prepare Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 referrals and Environmental Effects Statements.
Our priority is to achieve successful, pragmatic outcomes for you, your project, Traditional Owners and all stakeholders. We balance your objectives with the conservation and management of cultural heritage through:
You can expect an effective and timely approval and implementation process wherever possible. When aligned with excellent project management, we help to ensure your project stays on track and on budget.
The successful management of Aboriginal cultural heritage requires an understanding of the oral history and traditions of an area, and interpretation of documentary records and other material manifestations of human interaction with the environment.
This requires strong relationships and open consultation between Traditional Owners, clients and other stakeholders. Our aim is always to develop an environment of mutual respect and trust between our clients and Aboriginal communities to achieve the best outcomes.