Broome site reassessment

NOTIFICATION – ASSESSMENT UNDER THE ABORIGINAL HERITAGE ACT 1972

ABORIGINAL HERITAGE PLACE ID 30274 (LSC11)

ENCOMPASSING THE TOWN SITE OF BROOME AND THE AREA NORTH TO COULOMB POINT

The Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 is the State's legislative instrument for the preservation and protection of Aboriginal heritage in Western Australia.

It is proposed that the Aboriginal heritage place LSC11 (ID 30274) will be assessed by the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee (ACMC) at its 14 November 2017 meeting.

As part of the reassessment process, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has consulted with the Aboriginal community including representatives of the Yawuru, Goolarabooloo, Jabirr Jabirr and Bardi and Jawi peoples and other key stakeholders, including the Shire of Broome.

All Aboriginal parties consulted, other than the Goolarabooloo people, do not wish to progress registration of the Place as a sacred site under the Act. Only the Goolarabooloo people seek to progress the proposed registration of the Place as a sacred site.

Based on this consultation, the department will recommend to the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee that Aboriginal heritage place LSC11 is not a place to which section 5 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 applies.

An opportunity to provide submissions to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is available to parties with an interest within the area known as LSC11.

Submissions can be made to the Registrar of Aboriginal Sites at the following address:

REGISTRAR OF ABORIGINAL SITES
Post: PO Box 3153, East Perth WA 6892
Email: registrar@daa.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 6551 7963

Further information, including maps of the Aboriginal heritage place, is available in a fact sheet.

To read some frequently asked questions, click here.

For a large map of the Aboriginal heritage place LSC11 (ID 30274), click here.

The closing date for receiving written submissions is 5pm Monday, 2 October 2017. The ACMC will not consider submissions received after this date.