Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act phase three co-design submissions form

Closes 6 Jan 2023

Opened 4 Nov 2022

Overview

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (ACH Act) provides a modern framework for the recognition, protection, conservation and preservation of Aboriginal cultural heritage while recognising the fundamental importance of Aboriginal cultural heritage to Aboriginal people. 

The ACH Act represents a significant step towards achieving equity in the relationship between Aboriginal people, industry and Government by replacing the outdated Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 and removing the controversial Section 18 approval process in favour of agreement making with Aboriginal people. 

Before the ACH Act comes into operation, the Government needs to develop the regulations, statutory guidelines and operational policies to support the ACH Act and ensure it will have its intended effects.

The third phase of co-design has commenced with workshops in metropolitan, regional and remote locations in November and December. To make a submission, please complete the form on this website. You may respond to all of the questions or only those that are of interest to you. 

For transparency, submissions will be published online. Please indicate If you do not wish for your submission to be published.

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Areas

  • WA state-wide

Audiences

  • Residents
  • Business Operators
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations

Interests

  • Aboriginal heritage
  • Legislation