Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

The drafting process for new Aboriginal heritage legislation is underway. A final round of formal public consultation will be scheduled later this year, when current restrictions for travel and remote Aboriginal communities access are lifted, and prior to the legislation being introduced into Parliament.

Drafting new legislation is a careful and considered process taking into account feedback from our stakeholders – Aboriginal people, industry representatives, heritage professionals and the Western Australian community.

A further round of formal public consultation on the draft Bill will take place in 2020. Your continued patience and participation in this process is vital to having legislation that benefits all stakeholders.

Page last reviewed 9 April 2020
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