Gondwana Consulting offers considerable knowledge and experience working with a wide range of Aboriginal people – from largely urban Aboriginal people in cities and surrounding areas, to regional centres, to people in very remote locations applying traditional land management practices. Our personnel have regularly worked with Aboriginal people in the preparation of planning and management documents, such as:
- protection/presentation and management strategies for cultural heritage sites;
- plans of management for joint-management or Aboriginal-owned national parks, or other protected areas focused on or incorporating locations of Aboriginal cultural significance;
- tourism and visitor use management or developments;
- Aboriginal cultural heritage studies, site investigations and cultural heritage significance assessments;
- identifying and protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage sites/values during the planning and development assessment process; and
- identifying and protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage sites/values during resource/infrastructure construction projects.
Both Gondwana Consulting’s Directors are especially experienced in facilitating Aboriginal people’s involvement in tourism/visitor use and land management or conservation projects – as well as collaborating with organisations and communities to identify culturally appropriate and practical approaches to the protection, management and presentation of Aboriginal heritage sites and values.
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Gondwana Consulting has been retained by the City of Canada Bay Council to provide specialist advice and input, and assist Council in liaison with government agencies and Aboriginal organisations, in relation to: the assessment and appropriate management measures for a potential Aboriginal midden (being disturbed by an BMX circuit and Council landscape works) along the […]
For Shellharbour City Council, Wollongong City Council and Kiama Municipal Council. The Toolkit and accompanying protocol provides a set of guidelines for the assessment of development applications in relation to Aboriginal heritage, within existing legal constraints. It also sets out standard actions to be taken if Aboriginal items are discovered during construction, in cases where […]
For Greater Taree City Council. Gondwana Consulting prepared a “Future Direction Strategy” for Greater Taree City Council for the Cattai Wetlands – an area of nearly 500 hectares with a range of significant biodiversity, cultural heritage, tourism/recreation and landscape values located approximately 22 kilometres north of Taree on the NSW mid-north coast. Council’s management of […]
Gondwana Consulting was commissioned to undertake a study and subsequent report that records the Botany bay LGA’s Aboriginal cultural heritage sites and value, involves a community-supported assessment of their significance and future directions for their protection/management/presentation, and provides an information source to help the wider community to appreciate these values (where also appropriate) and establish […]
The Mill Creek sub-catchment is one of the major tributary drainage systems feeding into the mid Georges River, and has been selected by management authorities as one of two locations where projects will be developed and implemented to address the diverse impacts affecting the river and its catchments. NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT […]