Aboriginal heritage assessment of ID 31739 (Kalgan River)

Closed 27 Apr 2021

Opened 6 Apr 2021


Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
Notice of Assessment

The Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC) will assess Aboriginal heritage place ID 31739, being the Kalgan River, as its meeting on 11 May 2021.

The Kalgan River has importance and significance due to having mythological association with the Dreaming.

Maps of Kalgan

Property owners with land interests that adjoin or intersect any part of the Kalgan River are invited to provide comments that may be relevant to the Committee’s consideration of this matter.

There will be no impacts to land ownership or access as a result of the Committee’s assessment.  However, any future activities that are likely to damage, excavate or alter the river, its banks and tributaries may require approval under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972.

Submissions can be made by completing the online feedback form at the foot of this page, by email to registrar@dplh.wa.gov.au or by post to:

Registrar of Aboriginal Sites
Locked Bag 2506
Perth WA 6001.

The closing date for written submissions is 5pm, Tuesday 27 April 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.

Please direct any general queries on the assessment to (08) 6552 8002

Fact sheet

The Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (AHA) is the State’s legislative instrument for the preservation and protection of Aboriginal heritage in Western Australia.

Does Aboriginal Heritage Place ID 31739 (Kalgan River) affect my property ownership?

No. The purpose of the AHA is to protect Aboriginal heritage within Western Australia; it does not impact property ownership or land access.

Will farming activities that occur near the waterway require an approval?

No, if the activities are not occurring within the waterway and the waterway will not be altered, excavated or damaged in anyway, there is no requirement to submit an application under the AHA to undertake an activity. 

Activities such as modifying the immediate banks of the waterway are likely to require an approval under the AHA.  If any activities are proposed to occur that would damage, excavate, or alter the waterway, it is advised that relevant land owners contact the DPLH for advice.

How can you find out how much of your property intersects with Aboriginal Heritage Place ID 31739 (Kalgan River)?

The DPLH has an online mapping search system - https://dplh.wa.gov.au/ahis
Once you have reached the mapping system, follow these steps below to search foryour property:

  1. Select ‘Aboriginal Heritage Inquiry System’.
  2. Select ‘Launch Aboriginal heritage inquiry system’.
  3. In the ‘What do you want to do?’ tab, scroll down to ‘Search for Other Heritage Places’ in the first window.
  4. In the window to the right, scroll down to ‘Street Address’.
  5. A search window to enter your street address should then appear.
  6. Enter your street address into the dialogue box then hit the ‘Go’ button.
  7. The system will zoom in on the property for which you entered the details. 


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