The public consultation draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2018 is now available for comment on OEH’s website at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/research-and-publications/publications-search/aboriginal-cultural-heritage-bill-2018.
The Act proposed by the draft ACH Bill will be an enabling Act that establishes a new ACH Authority. The draft Bill empowers the ACH Authority to take certain actions, including making regulations, policies and guidelines that provide the detailed rules for how the new arrangements will work.
Feedback on the draft Bill is welcomed and you are encouraged to attend one of 20 workshops being held across NSW to hear more about the proposals, discuss issues and to provide feedback.
Workshop dates and submissions closing date confirmed
The public workshops will take place during March 2018 with submissions closing on 6 April. The workshop dates, locations and venues are provided on OEH’s website at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/aboriginal-cultural-heritage-consultation.
You can register to attend a workshop at http://marciaellaconsulting.com.au/draft-aboriginal-cultural-heritage-legislation-public-consultation/ach-registration-form/.
Material is available on the Office of Environment and Heritage’s website, including information about the proposed new legal framework, the presentations delivered at the information sessions, and factsheets.
Webinar focused on the regulatory system
A webinar focused on the regulatory proposals will be held on 12 March 2018. You can register for this webinar at http://www.webcasts.com.au/oeh080318/
It would be greatly appreciated if you could forward this information through your networks and encourage them to attend a workshop and view the materials on the Office of Environment and Heritage’s website, including the public consultation draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2018.