South Tamworth Rural Masterplan

Project Type: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Due Diligence Assessment
Client: Tamworth Regional Council
LGA: Tamworth Regional, NSW

In 2014 Everick undertook a Cultural Heritage Due Diligence Assessment of Aboriginal cultural heritage for the Tamworth Regional Council’s South Tamworth Rural Lands Master Plan Development of the Duri Road Site and Goonoo Goonoo Site on behalf the Tamworth Regional Council. Works included:

  • reviews of existing heritage registers and databases, historic parish mapping and aerial photography and the results of previous cultural heritage assessments for the region;
  • assessment of the development proposal against the Office of Environment and Heritage Due Diligence Code of Practice for the Protection of Aboriginal Objects in NSW (2010);
  • preparation of an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage assessment in accordance with the Office of Environment and Heritage Code of Practice for the Investigation of Aboriginal Objects in NSW (2010);
  • completion of an archaeological survey conducted with the assistance of the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council.


No places of intangible (non-physical) cultural heritage significance were located during the archaeological survey; however the inspection did identified a total of fifteen Aboriginal heritage sites the features of which consisted of stone artefacts and scarred trees. While the Development Area retained evidence for Aboriginal occupation it was determined, through consultation with the Tamworth LALC, that there were no areas of high in-tangible cultural heritage and therefore the lands were classified as having moderate cultural significance.

     
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