Cultural Heritage Management Plans are state-approved agreements between the Aboriginal party and the sponsor, which outline a process for which the parties agree to manage the proposed activities in order to avoid damage to Aboriginal cultural heritage. A voluntary agreement can also be based on legal deadlines. The heritage management plan may also be developed voluntarily between the parties. This is an important aspect of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003, which supports and encourages voluntary agreements between the parties. Often, voluntary agreements are referred to as cultural heritage management agreements that have the same purpose and intent as a binding agreement in accordance with Part 7 of the Act. 3. The roles and responsibilities of the sponsor and the Aboriginal party to reach agreement on the agreement to be reached and the implementation. Once a Cultural Heritage Management Plan has been negotiated and finalized between the Parties, it is submitted to the Heritage Coordination Unit within the Aboriginal Ministry, Torres Strait Islander & Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA) for approval by the Minister (representative) and inscribed on the National Register. Transport and Main Roads` Cultural Heritage Policy and Manual are closely based on guidelines published by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Environment and Science. For all projects requiring an environmental impact statement, a cultural heritage management plan must be developed and approved in accordance with Part 7 of the legislation. Since the start of the legislation in 2004, 352 plans have been approved.
2. Participation of the Aboriginal side in the management of avoided sites after construction. 1. communication of management requirements/recommendations to contractors. This is due to the fact that the absence of a CHMP (or CHA) can stop a project. The advantage of the voluntary development of a CHMP is to allow the user to address the cultural heritage with certainty and within a legal deadline. The plan explains how to manage land use activities to avoid or minimize damage to the cultural heritage of Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islander. The best of both worlds.
Short-term needs with a long-term project? It is possible to convert a CHA to CHMP. We tend to support this process if an agreement is quickly needed and if the transformation process can take place in the background for the duration of the agreement. In 2016, ten cultural heritage management plans were approved for the Central Cultural Heritage Region, more than three times more than the previous year. . . .