Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Regulation is moving from Department of Planning

Heritage NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) are working together to transition the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage regulatory functions under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 currently provided by DPIE to Heritage NSW.

Axe grinding grooves in rock, Jervis Bay National Park

What does this mean?

This means that in the near future Heritage NSW, within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, will manage Aboriginal cultural heritage regulation including Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits. All the staff currently carrying out these functions in DPIE will move into Heritage NSW.

Why are we doing this?

The advantages of the transfer is that all government functions for the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage are within the one NSW State Government Department.

What do you need to do?

You will need to keep an eye out for future updates in relation to this move and amend any contact details for Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits and Registered Aboriginal Party management when advised.

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