Aboriginal heritage assessment of ID 39200 (Gascoyne and Lyons River)

Closed 30 Nov 2022

Opened 11 Nov 2022


Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
Notice of Assessment

The Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC) will assess Aboriginal heritage place ID 39200, being the Gascoyne and Lyons River, at its meeting on 16 December 2022.

The Gascoyne and Lyons River has importance and significance due to having mythological association with a mythical Water Serpent and the Dreaming.

Property owners with land interests that adjoin or intersect any part of the Gascoyne and Lyons 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 (link at the foot of this page)

or 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 Monday 30 November 2022. Late submissions will not be considered.

Please direct any general queries on the assessment to (08) 6551 8131.

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



  • South West Region


  • Residents
  • Business Operators
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations


  • Aboriginal heritage