Planning & Heritage
It is important that planning legislation allows for appropriate development, while also ensuring that Aboriginal cultural heritage is
considered through the strategic planning and development assessment processes. Important too is that the planning system recognises the
economic potential of land owned by the Aboriginal community. The Government has recognised that current Aboriginal cultural heritage
legislation needs improvement, and a major reform process is underway. Aboriginal people must play a significant role in the management of
their cultural heritage, and in the planning of their land.