Aboriginal management strategy
The Department has an Aboriginal Outcomes Strategy, building on the all encompassing concept of Our Place on Country. It is considered a journey of acknowledging, integrating and partnering with Aboriginal communities.
The scheme is managed with the following:
To acknowledge, integrate and partner with the Aboriginal community for works undertaken in the Hunter catchment for the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme.
These objectives are being achieved by the team’s consultation and partnership with Local Aboriginal Land Councils through it’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Strategy (DPE 2020) by:
- The identification of Aboriginal cultural and spiritual values and Aboriginal objects, sites and places.
- Working in partnership with relevant Local Aboriginal Land Councils in the promotion, protection and sharing of Aboriginal culture and heritage through research opportunities and collaborative research and history projects.
- Working with LALCs and knowledge holders to explore opportunities for conservation and protection of Aboriginal and historic places, objects and values in the landscape by avoiding harm to these values and places and through proactive consultation to care and revitalise connections to cultural and historical heritage.