1. An overview of how Aboriginal cultural heritage is recorded and managed, including database searches, office searches for previous surveys or studies, and field investigation requirements. A cultural heritage management plan in Queensland is considered a “mandatory agreement” triggered by law. In 2016, ten cultural heritage management plans were approved for the Central Cultural Heritage Region, more than three times more than the previous year. Cultural Heritage Management Plans are state-approved agreements between the Aboriginal party and the sponsor, which outlines a process in which the parties declare themselves ready to carry out the proposed activities to avoid damage to Aboriginal heritage. One of the main differences between a CHMP and a CHA is what happens when the parties fail to reach an agreement. If the agreement is a CHMP, the case can be referred to the National Court of Justice. On the other hand, if the agreement is a CHA, the Landesgerichtshof is not requested. From a supporter`s point of view, that difference can be very important.
This is because the absence of CHMP (or CHA) can put an end to a project. In the “cultural property” region of the South, approvals for the heritage management plan have increased sharply, from 1 in 2015 to 8 in 2016. The purpose of the database is to gather information on the cultural heritage of Torres Strait Aboriginal and Islanders in a central and accessible location as a research and planning tool. Since July 2003, the number of heritage management plans approved under Part 7 of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres St Islander Cultural Heritage Act of 2003 has steadily declined. Between July 2015 and December 31, 2016, 19 plans were approved. 3. Aboriginal Party participation in the signage and communication of public material: Aboriginal cultural heritage in the project area. The plan explains how to manage land use activities to avoid or minimize damage to the cultural heritage of Torres Strait Aborigines or Islanders.
The cultural heritage management plan can also be developed on a voluntary basis between the parties. This is an important aspect of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003, which is to support and promote voluntary agreements between the contracting parties. Voluntary agreements are often called cultural heritage management agreements that accept the same purpose and intent of a mandatory agreement under Part 7 of the Act. For more information on heritage management plans, please contact the Cultural Heritage Unit: Tel: 1300 378 401Email: email@example.com A Cultural Heritage Management Plan must be developed and approved for all projects requiring an environmental compatibility declaration in accordance with Part 7 of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Straiter Cultural Heritage Act 2003.