Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

Submissions have closed for phase three final consultation of the Aboriginal Heritage Act review. New legislation, the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020, will replace the outdated Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 concluding more than two years of consultation with Aboriginal people, industry representatives, heritage professionals and the Western Australian community.

Image: Ngajarli Boardwalk at Murujuga (2020)

The Bill establishes a modern approach to protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage in Western Australia that will reset the relationship between land users and Traditional Owners and transform how Aboriginal cultural heritage is identified, managed and conserved.

Read the media statement.

Watch the overview video

Watch MINISTER WYATT SPEAKING ON THE BILL 

Page last reviewed 3 December 2020
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