Protecting Aboriginal heritage

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

Council consults with the Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) regarding significant heritage studies and strategic planning projects in the Macedon Ranges.

The RAPs for Macedon Ranges(PDF, 748KB) are the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Aboriginal Corporations.

Some planning applications will have requirements to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage in the shire. When you are applying for a planning permit, you may be required to prepare a Cultural Heritage Management Plan. A Cultural Heritage Management Plan is a tool for ensuring that significant sites are protected whilst allowing appropriate development or activities in the area.

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Each year Council recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage as part or Harmony Day, National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week.