An Aboriginal Heritage Assessment Report, prepared in accordance with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Due Diligence Code of Practice for the Protection of Aboriginal Objects in NSW, must be submitted for any development application on land on which an Aboriginal heritage item is located, or that is to be affected by any proposed works.
A report may also be required for any development application on land that is in the vicinity of an Aboriginal heritage site or conservation area or that is in the proposed impact area.
As Building Designers in Newcastle and Northern Beaches, we will arrange the outsourcing of this work to an Aboriginal Heritage Consultant who will include in their statement:
The consultant will be engaged in the pre-design stage to assess the item of significance and advise on it should shape the development proposal. Once a design is formalised the consultant will write the statement referencing the proposal to submit to council.