These fact sheets have been developed to help you understand the proposed new legal framework.
Aboriginal cultural heritage fact sheets
The NSW Government is developing a new legal framework to improve the way Aboriginal cultural heritage is protected, managed and celebrated in NSW.
The proposal paper gives a detailed explanation of the proposed new legal framework for Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales. It provides context for the proposed new law, details of new processes and systems the legislation will establish, and the benefits these changes will have for Aboriginal people, industry, government and the community.
The Draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill, if passed by Parliament, will become an enabling Act that establishes a new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Authority. The draft Bill will empower the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Authority to take certain actions, including making regulations, policies and guidelines that provide detailed rules for how the new arrangements will work. Together, the Act, regulations, policies and guidelines form the overall legal framework.