Last year a number of changes were made to both the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act and Regulations. The changes impact the Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) processes and obligations for Victorian planning permit applicants. The following outlines some of the changes of most relevance to applicants.
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In a previous article in BDAV News we highlighted the requirement for Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) to accompany planning permit applications for high impact activities proposed in areas of Aboriginal cultural sensitivity.
A recent VCAT decision alters the Tribunal’s previous interpretation relating to when an Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) is required on land for which a CHMP has previously been prepared.
Understanding Developers’ Obligations within Victoria The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2007 operate in tandem to ensure that all responsible authorities within Victoria have regard to the possible existence of items of Aboriginal cultural heritage significance, such as artefacts, places or human remains, when determining a […]
In previous editions we have discussed the requirements of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 as they relate to planning permit applications, that is, where a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) is required prior to a permit being issued.