Cultural heritage management plans

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Key finding

There is decreasing pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from major resource and infrastructure projects.

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Queensland

There has been a steady decrease in the number of cultural heritage management plans approved under Part 7 of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 since 2012. The total number of plans approved fell from 41 in 2012 to seven in 2015.

A cultural heritage management plan must be developed and approved under Part 7 of the legislation for all projects where an environmental impact statement is required. A total of 333 plans have been approved since the legislation commenced in 2004.

The decrease in registered cultural heritage management plans since 2012 is consistent with a significant reduction in exploration and development activities within the mining and resources sector over this period. This reduction suggests decreasing pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from major projects.

North

There has been a steady decrease in the number of cultural heritage management plans approved under Part 7 of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 since 2012.

The total number of plans approved for North Cultural Heritage Region fell from eight in 2012 to three in 2015.

A spike in the number of plans approved for 2013 is attributable to proposed infrastructure projects associated with large scale development at Abbot Point.

A cultural heritage management plan must be developed and approved under Part 7 of the legislation for all projects where an environmental impact statement is required. A total of 333 plans have been approved for the entire state since the legislation commenced in 2004.

The decrease in registered cultural heritage management plans since 2012 is consistent with a significant reduction in exploration and development activities within the mining and resources sector over this period. This reduction suggests decreasing pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from major projects.

Central

There has been a steady decrease in the number of cultural heritage management plans approved under Part 7 of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 since 2012.

The total number of plans approved for Central Cultural Heritage Region fell from 25 in 2012 to three in 2015.

A cultural heritage management plan must be developed and approved under Part 7 of the legislation for all projects where an environmental impact statement is required. A total of 333 plans have been approved for the entire state since the legislation commenced in 2004.

The decrease in registered cultural heritage management plans since 2012 is consistent with a significant reduction in exploration and development activities within the mining and resources sector over this period. This reduction suggests decreasing pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from major projects.

South

There has been a steady decrease in the number of Cultural heritage management plans approved under Part 7 of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 since 2012.

The total number of plans approved for South Cultural Heritage Region fell from eight in 2012 to only one in 2015.

A cultural heritage management plan must be developed and approved under Part 7 of the legislation for all projects where an environmental impact statement is required. A total of 333 plans have been approved for the entire state since the legislation commenced in 2004.

The decrease in registered cultural heritage management plans since 2012 is consistent with a significant reduction in exploration and development activities within the mining and resources sector over this period. This reduction suggests decreasing pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from major projects.

Indicator: Number of cultural heritage management plans registered under Part 7 of the legislation

Number of cultural heritage management plans approved by Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships  regions for 2012-2015 financial years. Current at July 2015.

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