In Queensland, land users have a ‘Duty of Care’ under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld) to minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage. One of the easiest ways to discharge your Duty of Care is by having your land professionally assessed under the ACHA Duty of Care Guidelines. This assessment is an inexpensive, fast and often invaluable service we can provide to our clients.
Everick undertakes both desktop and on site Duty of Care Assessments. Consistent with the Duty of Care Guidelines, our goal is to establish and demonstrate levels of past ground disturbance. Our team uses a combination of high resolution satellite imagery, historic aerial photography, archaeological research and landowner consultation to establish the level of previous ground disturbance and the subsequent risk to cultural heritage. We then create detailed mapping of ground disturbance over time, and overlay this information onto our archaeological models for the Project.