Aboriginal Heritage Act – Draft Consultation Bill

Dear Members,

As you may be aware the Western Australian State Government has for some time been reviewing the Aboriginal Heritage Act ahead of making substantial amendments to it. They have now prepared a draft consultation bill, that if adopted by Parliament, will form the new Act.

The State Government are currently doing roadshows around the State seeking input on the consultation bill. NNTAC will be meeting with the Government and making submissions on behalf of Ngadju in relation to the bill. If there is anything you do or don’t like in the bill, please call Michelle Alexander or myself and we can make those submissions on your behalf when we meet the Government.

As always please give me a call if you would like to discuss anything about the bill or the Heritage Act generally.

Kind regards,

Robert Klug |Chief Executive Officer

M: 0419 431 131  T: (08) 9462 3500  F: (08) 9462 3555

Level 8, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000

PO Box 2710, Cloisters Square, Perth 6850

Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC ABN 40 829 460 147 ICN 8297

W: www.nntac.org.au E: robert.klug@nntac.org.au


Good morning,

The draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020 is now publicly available.

We will be running Community Consultation Sessions on the proposed changes at the following locations:-

  1. Warburton College (to be confirmed), Tuesday 29 September 2020 – 10am
  2. Kalgoorlie, Wednesday 30 September 2020 – Railway Function Room (51 Forrest Street, Kalgoorlie) – 10am
  3. Leonora, Thursday 1 October 2020 – Community Resource Centre (60 Tower Street) – 10:00am
  4. Esperance, Friday  2 October 2020 – Esperance Bay Yacht Club (The Esplanade) – 10am

You are welcome to attend, please feel free to distribute this information.

Please contact me with any questions or discussions you wish to have prior to these sessions.

A copy of the draft Bill is attached at the link below:-

https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/getmedia/9980237c-35a5-499e-a231-711f9f7c8c47/AH-Consultation-Draft-Aboriginal-Cultural-Heritage-Bill-2020

Kind regards

Ceonie Clinch | Senior Heritage Officer Regions | Heritage Operations

32 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430

(08) 9080 5501 | 0429 705 613

www.dplh.wa.gov.au