Protecting Aboriginal heritage sites

Cultural heritage places and objects are a fundamental part of Aboriginal community life and cultural identity, and are a significant part of the heritage of all Australians.

To protect Aboriginal cultural heritage sites in the shire, you may be required to prepare a Cultural Heritage Management Plan if you are applying for a planning permit. A management plan ensures that culturally significant sites are protected whilst allowing appropriate development or activities in the area.

For more information, you can:  

Each year we recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage as part of Harmony Day, National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week. For more information, see: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage