Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements

If an Aboriginal party is registered under a special administration, you should contact The Victoria Aborigines to obtain heritage management plans, authorizations and agreements. So who can make these deals? The following organizations are defined as public administrators under the Act – management committees appointed under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 (Vic), the secretary of DELWP, a city council, Victoria Parks, VicRoads, VicTrack or a water agency. To learn more about Aboriginal lands and the Aboriginal Heritage Act The Act also introduces other amendments that may indirectly affect public land managers. These amendments include: An Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Agreement (ACHLMA) is a voluntary agreement between a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) and a Public Land Manager (PLM), as defined in the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. An ACHLMA establishes an agreed framework for the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage during ongoing and ongoing crown land management activities within a RAP territory. THE ACHMs document the negotiated approach to land management activities and cultural heritage management measures, as well as all other issues that have been defined by the agreement in a given area and over a specified period of time. THE ACHMs aim to facilitate a common and comprehensive approach to the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage during land management. The Aboriginal Heritage Act of 1988 provides for the protection and conservation of Aboriginal heritage. Where there is a comprehensive management plan for a park or reserve, an ACHLMA can be concluded for the protection and management of Aboriginal heritage during the necessary management activities. ACHLMA may be part of the cultural heritage management component of the management plan, as legal authority is required to carry out work that might otherwise require cultural heritage authorization under the 2006 Aboriginal Heritage Act. The ACHLMA process will begin when both parties – a RAP and an MPP – agree to engage in discussions on the development of an ACHLMA. An ACHLMA can only be negotiated between these two types of parties and can only cover onshore activities within a RAP territory.

Part 9B of the Mining Act 1971 (SA) deals with how mining can be carried out on indigenous lands.

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