Heritage assessments

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.