Indigenous Cultural Heritage

7th of November 2014

As of 6 February 2014, a new advice clause will be incorporated into relevant development approvals reminding applicants of their indigenous cultural heritage obligations.


The advice is to be incorporated to remind applicants to ensure that any development obligations pursuant to the provisions of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003, the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 are complied with in respect to their proposed development.

All applicants, developers and landowners have a duty of care under the relevant legislation where items of cultural heritage significance are located, even if those items have not been previously recorded in a database.

For more information, the applicant may seek information from the Registered Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Body for the Ipswich Region (Jagera Daran Pty Ltd), the cultural heritage database, or seek the advice of the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs.