Gillman Project

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Consultation has concluded. Below is a record of the engagement.



Are you a Traditional Owner or Aboriginal party with an interest in the Adelaide region?

What's being decided?

We want to hear from you about a proposal from Sibelco Australia Limited (Applicant) to enable the development of a 4.28-hectare property located at 102-122 Eastern Parade, Gillman, South Australia 5013.

Your views will help the Premier decide whether to authorise the excavation, damage, disturbance or interference with Aboriginal heritage that would occur as a result of this proposal.

The proposed activities involve:

  • uncovering an Aboriginal ancestral burial and reburying it in an alternative location within the Application Area
  • excavation to facilitate the demolition and removal of existing sheds, warehouses, car parking, storage facilities and underground services
  • construction of a new access road
  • excavation and trenching for new underground services
  • excavation works to facilitate the construction of new warehouses and associated infrastructure
  • general landscaping.

Background

The Premier of South Australia, who is responsible for the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act), has received an application for authorisations under the Act.

The Applicant has sought the authorisations under sections 21 and 23 of the Act, to enable future purchasers to develop a 4.28-hectare property located on the corner of Eastern Parade and Martin Avenue, Gillman, South Australia 5013 (Application Area). A map of the Application Area is available here.

Section 21 makes it an offence to excavate land to uncover any Aboriginal site, object or remains (Aboriginal heritage) without authorisation under the Act, while section 23 makes it an offence to damage, disturb or interfere with Aboriginal heritage without authorisation under the Act.

Prior to considering whether to grant any authorisation under the Act, the Premier must consult with the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee (Committee), Traditional Owners, and other Aboriginal parties that he thinks may have an interest in the matter.

Get involved

If you are a Traditional Owner or an Aboriginal party with an interest in the Application Area, please read the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice and consider the following three questions:

  1. Should the authorisations be granted to the Applicant? Why or why not?
  2. If granted, what conditions (if any) should be imposed on them?
  3. Are there any other matters that the Premier should consider in this application?

Have your say by:

  • calling us on (08) 8226 8900
  • emailing your feedback to DPC-AAR.CIR@sa.gov.au(External link)
  • posting your feedback to:
    Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
    GPO Box 2343
    ADELAIDE SA 5001

See the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice for further details on how to lodge a verbal or written submission.

What are the next steps?

Unless otherwise requested, consultees submissions will be forwarded to the Applicant for comment. Once the public consultation period has closed, submissions and the Applicant’s comments about them will be forwarded to the Committee. The Committee’s own views about the application will then be sought. AAR will collate consultee submissions, the Applicant’s responses to them, the Committee’s advice, and its own recommendations to the Premier within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.

Are you a Traditional Owner or Aboriginal party with an interest in the Adelaide region?

What's being decided?

We want to hear from you about a proposal from Sibelco Australia Limited (Applicant) to enable the development of a 4.28-hectare property located at 102-122 Eastern Parade, Gillman, South Australia 5013.

Your views will help the Premier decide whether to authorise the excavation, damage, disturbance or interference with Aboriginal heritage that would occur as a result of this proposal.

The proposed activities involve:

  • uncovering an Aboriginal ancestral burial and reburying it in an alternative location within the Application Area
  • excavation to facilitate the demolition and removal of existing sheds, warehouses, car parking, storage facilities and underground services
  • construction of a new access road
  • excavation and trenching for new underground services
  • excavation works to facilitate the construction of new warehouses and associated infrastructure
  • general landscaping.

Background

The Premier of South Australia, who is responsible for the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act), has received an application for authorisations under the Act.

The Applicant has sought the authorisations under sections 21 and 23 of the Act, to enable future purchasers to develop a 4.28-hectare property located on the corner of Eastern Parade and Martin Avenue, Gillman, South Australia 5013 (Application Area). A map of the Application Area is available here.

Section 21 makes it an offence to excavate land to uncover any Aboriginal site, object or remains (Aboriginal heritage) without authorisation under the Act, while section 23 makes it an offence to damage, disturb or interfere with Aboriginal heritage without authorisation under the Act.

Prior to considering whether to grant any authorisation under the Act, the Premier must consult with the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee (Committee), Traditional Owners, and other Aboriginal parties that he thinks may have an interest in the matter.

Get involved

If you are a Traditional Owner or an Aboriginal party with an interest in the Application Area, please read the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice and consider the following three questions:

  1. Should the authorisations be granted to the Applicant? Why or why not?
  2. If granted, what conditions (if any) should be imposed on them?
  3. Are there any other matters that the Premier should consider in this application?

Have your say by:

  • calling us on (08) 8226 8900
  • emailing your feedback to DPC-AAR.CIR@sa.gov.au(External link)
  • posting your feedback to:
    Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
    GPO Box 2343
    ADELAIDE SA 5001

See the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice for further details on how to lodge a verbal or written submission.

What are the next steps?

Unless otherwise requested, consultees submissions will be forwarded to the Applicant for comment. Once the public consultation period has closed, submissions and the Applicant’s comments about them will be forwarded to the Committee. The Committee’s own views about the application will then be sought. AAR will collate consultee submissions, the Applicant’s responses to them, the Committee’s advice, and its own recommendations to the Premier within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.