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Aboriginal cultural heritage regulatory functions move to Heritage NSW

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

From 1 July 2020, Heritage NSW will have responsibility for the management of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) regulation functions.

Heritage NSW

From the 1 July 2020, Heritage NSW will have the responsibility for the management of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) regulation functions under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

What does this mean?

All staff that manage the ACH regulation functions will move into Heritage NSW from 1 July 2020.

Enquiries regarding ACH regulation (e.g. Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits (AHIPS), Registered Aboriginal Parties, Care Agreements, etc) should be referred to heritagemailbox@environment.nsw.gov.au, or (02) 9873 8500.

Why are ACH regulatory functions moving?

The transfer means that all regulatory functions for the management of ACH are within the one NSW State government department. This will make it easier for stakeholders to engage with the NSW government on heritage matters.   

How will ACH compliance be managed?

If you have concerns about an illegal impact to ACH, please contact Enviro Line on 131 555 (for the cost of a local call within NSW (mobiles excluded)). National relay service for hearing impaired customers: 133 677. You can also email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au

Who do I speak to about my existing AHIP?

If you have an existing AHIP please continue to liaise with the officer who you have been engaging with. Any future work is required to go through heritagemailbox@environment.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9873 8500.

Payment of fees

All cheques now need to be made out to the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Payments can also be made via credit card or direct deposit.

Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to make payment:
Email: heritagemailbox@environment.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 9873 8500