Aboriginal Cultural Heritage must be considered at all stages of project lifecycle and culturally sensitive engagement is critical.
In Western Australia, the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (ACH Act) commences in July 2023 and is a fundamental shift in WA’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage law. Business, Government and Aboriginal corporations need to consider their readiness.
- Agreement-making - culturally competent approach to negotiating heritage agreements and Cultural Heritage Management Plans while delivering commercially prudent and mutually beneficial outcomes.
- Management systems review - assessing organisational readiness for commencement of ACH Act.
- Staff development and awareness - providing your teams with confidence to navigate the ACH Act.
- Agreement review - support gap analysis of existing heritage and native title agreements for compliance/compatibility with ACH Act.