The NSW Government is committed to implementing new stand-alone legislation that respects and protects Aboriginal cultural heritage for current and future generations. The government also aims to provide clear and consistent processes for economic and social development in New South Wales.
The 2013 reform model proposed by the NSW Government in 2013 formed the basis of the phase 3 consultation conducted from September 2013 to March 2014. The model was based on a set of reform principles, feedback from previous phases of public consultation, the recommendations of the Aboriginal Culture and Heritage Working Party, and research.
Feedback from public consultation on the 2013 reform model was used to refine the reform model and develop a proposed new system and the Draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2018.