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Cultural heritage search requests

Key finding

There is consistent pressure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage from general land use activities.

The total number of cultural heritage search requests processed for land users increased by 18% from 15,755 searches in 2015 to 19,232 in 2016.

A land user can request a search of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage database and register to assist in their consideration of the cultural heritage values of a particular area. A search of the database and register will, in part, help satisfy the cultural heritage duty of care established by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage legislation.

The increased number of search requests in 2016 suggests an increasing pressure on cultural heritage from general land use activities.

More information:

Indicator: Number of cultural heritage search requests processed for land users

Number and type of cultural heritage search requests processed for land users for 2012-2016 financial years. Current at August 2017.

Download data from Queensland Government data

Last updated 10 May 2019