Under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 DIA works with Aboriginal people to protect and manage places of significance. DIA provides advice to the public and private sectors and the community about Aboriginal heritage management and maintains a Register of Aboriginal sites.
As part of the State’s project approval system, DIA works with developers to ensure that Aboriginal heritage and engagement with Aboriginal people is built into development planning process. The Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC) provides advice to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs on the management of sites of significance to the development process.
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The State Government has announced a new lead agency framework and a suite of legislative changes that would help deliver more decisions, more quickly for the betterment of the State’s future.