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Indigenous & Historical Assessment

NSW Archaeology Pty Ltd conducts archaeological and heritage assessment – Indigenous and historical – within the framework of all NSW planning requirements including Review of Environmental Factors, Environmental Impact Assessment, (Part IV and Part V Environmental Planning and Assessment Act) and Environmental Assessment (Part 3A Major Projects Environmental Planning and Assessment Act).

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Archaeological & Heritage Assessment Services

Our archaeological assessments and reports are prepared in accordance with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Code of Practice for Archaeological Investigation of Aboriginal Objects in NSW and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultation Requirements for Proponents 2010 and where relevant, the Draft Guidelines for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment and Community Consultation prepared specifically for development applications assessed under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

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Services provided (include)

• Consultation with Indigenous stakeholders and government agencies
• Archaeological surveys using mobile GIS mapping and recording
• Archaeological excavation and analysis of materials
• Preparation of specialist reports to accompany Development Applications • Preparation of necessary permit applications
• Salvage and archival recordings (if relevant)
• Ongoing support and assistance throughout the development application process.

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Consultation with Indigenous stakeholders & government agencies

The Office of Environment and Heritage manages Indigenous cultural heritage in New South Wales. NSW Archaeology liaises when neccessary with this agency to ensure the most expeditious passage of projects by way of compliance with their requirements.

When conducting Indigenous heritage assessments NSW Archaeology works in partnership with the appropriate Aboriginal stakeholders in accordance with Office of Environment and Heritage requirements.

It is important to us that our affiliation with Indigenous stakeholders is collegial, so that over time we have established good working relationships with Indigenous groups and individuals.

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Archaeological surveys using mobile GIS mapping & recording

As part of the heritage assessment process field surveys are required to be undertaken in order to assess the archaeological sensitivity of a location. The emergence of Geographical Information Systems and the growing usage of this technology allows us to not only conduct field surveys more efficiently but also to provide clients with results in this format.

Preparation of specialist reports

NSW Archaeology produces professional and comprehensive specialist reports documenting heritage assessment results and appropriate management and mitigation strategies. When impacts are proposed to Aboriginal objects or heritage items the approval by the relevant agency is granted only if the supporting documentation is considered adequate. NSW Archaeology’s reports fulfil these requirements.

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Archaeological excavation & analysis of materials

When conducting heritage assessment, on occasion subsurface excavation is required to be carried out so as to more clearly establish the archaeological nature of an area. NSW Archaeology has extensive experience in conducting subsurface work and a skilled team for the job.

During the course of Indigenous archaeological excavation a number of Aboriginal stone artefacts are often recovered. These artefacts then need to be analysed in order to retrieve information regarding past Aboriginal occupation. NSW Archaeology has the facility to conduct this detailed analysis in our own laboratories.

It is important to us that our affiliation with Indigenous stakeholders is collegial, so that over time we have established good working relationships with Indigenous groups and individuals.

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Ongoing support throughout the development application process

NSW Archaeology sees its role as being a professional service that assists and supports our clients in negotiating the various aspects of heritage assessment. We provide expert knowledge and practiced experience that enables us to provide ongoing advice to guide our clients through the various processes that are involved.

Preparation of necessary permit applications

When required, NSW Archaeology can prepare necessary permit application forms on behalf of our clients.