Councils can maintain ties to Aboriginal heritage and promote Aboriginal language in the local area by:
- Identifying significant sites of Aboriginal heritage and protecting these sites as Aboriginal heritage conservation zones in the area’s future planning and development
- Plan for ample open spaces and parklands
- Consider Aboriginal place-naming and street naming to pay homage to the Aboriginal heritage of certain regions
- Consider the adoption of Aboriginal dual names for geographic features within the area that already have names
- Develop materials to promote and celebrate Aboriginal cultural heritage values where appropriate.
The guide Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Regional Studies: an illustrated approach can assist councils to formulate an Aboriginal heritage assessment project.