In NSW, a Cultural Heritage Due Diligence Assessment is a prerequisite for most planning or development proposals. The purpose of a Due Diligence Assessment is to provide preliminary advice to assist individuals or organisations in determining the likelihood that the proposed activities could result in harm to Aboriginal Objects or Places. In doing so, we apply the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage Due Diligence Code of Practise for the Protection of Aboriginal Objects in NSW (2010), gazetted under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW). This will generally include a search of the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS) database.
A Due Diligence Assessment can therefore be completed in a variety of formats from brief Letters of Advice to more extensive documents. The precise requirements for demonstrating Due Diligence can vary considerably, and as such, Everick provides detailed and specific quotations based on satisfying each client’s individual compliance requirements. With extensive experience across northern and central NSW, we are well placed to provide tailored advice relevant to your site and Council requirements.