Kangaroo Island MacGillivray Sand Mine

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Are you a Traditional Owner or Aboriginal party with an interest in Kangaroo Island?

What's being decided?

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs wants to hear from you about an application concerning sand mining operations at an existing quarry, some 20 km southwest of Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. Refer to the map showing the application area in the context of Kangaroo Island.

Your views will help the Minister decide whether to authorise damage, disturbance or interference with Aboriginal heritage that may occur as a result of quarry activities within the application area.

Background

The Minister, who is responsible for the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act), has received an application for authorisations under sections 21 and 23 of the Act from W. K. Zealand & Co. Pty. Ltd. (Applicant) to perform sand mining operations at an existing quarry, some 20 km southwest of Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

The quarry is located east of South Coast Road and north of Veitchs Road in the suburb of MacGillivray. The quarry is located on Crown land under the care, management and control of the Minister for Energy and Mining, is zoned for mining and surrounded by farmland. Refer to the map showing application area, Aboriginal heritage and quarry elements.

Section 21 of the Act makes it an offence to excavate land to uncover Aboriginal sites, objects and/or remains and section 23 of the Act makes it an offence to damage, disturb or interfere with any heritage without the Minister’s authorisation.

Although there is no native title determination or claim over any part of Kangaroo Island, Ngarrindjeri, Ramindjeri, Kaurna and Narungga peoples all assert traditional interests over the island.

Prior to considering whether to grant the authorisations, section 13 of the Act requires the Minister to consult with Traditional Owners, the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee, 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 Notice and consider the following three questions:

  1. Should the authorisations sought by the Applicant be granted? Why or why not?
  2. If granted, what conditions, if any, should be put on them?
  3. Are there any other matters that the Minister should consider in this application?

Have your say by:

  1. attending our public consultation meeting
  2. calling us on (08) 8303 0742
  3. emailing your feedback to AAR.CIR@sa.gov.au
  4. posting your feedback to:
    Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
    GPO Box 464
    ADELAIDE SA 5001

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

If you have any further questions about this proposal, log them in the Questions tool below.

What are the next steps?

Unless otherwise requested, 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.

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation will collate all submissions, the Applicant’s responses to them, the Committee’s advice, and its own recommendations to the Minister within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.

The outcome of this consultation will be available on this website.

Are you a Traditional Owner or Aboriginal party with an interest in Kangaroo Island?

What's being decided?

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs wants to hear from you about an application concerning sand mining operations at an existing quarry, some 20 km southwest of Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. Refer to the map showing the application area in the context of Kangaroo Island.

Your views will help the Minister decide whether to authorise damage, disturbance or interference with Aboriginal heritage that may occur as a result of quarry activities within the application area.

Background

The Minister, who is responsible for the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act), has received an application for authorisations under sections 21 and 23 of the Act from W. K. Zealand & Co. Pty. Ltd. (Applicant) to perform sand mining operations at an existing quarry, some 20 km southwest of Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

The quarry is located east of South Coast Road and north of Veitchs Road in the suburb of MacGillivray. The quarry is located on Crown land under the care, management and control of the Minister for Energy and Mining, is zoned for mining and surrounded by farmland. Refer to the map showing application area, Aboriginal heritage and quarry elements.

Section 21 of the Act makes it an offence to excavate land to uncover Aboriginal sites, objects and/or remains and section 23 of the Act makes it an offence to damage, disturb or interfere with any heritage without the Minister’s authorisation.

Although there is no native title determination or claim over any part of Kangaroo Island, Ngarrindjeri, Ramindjeri, Kaurna and Narungga peoples all assert traditional interests over the island.

Prior to considering whether to grant the authorisations, section 13 of the Act requires the Minister to consult with Traditional Owners, the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee, 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 Notice and consider the following three questions:

  1. Should the authorisations sought by the Applicant be granted? Why or why not?
  2. If granted, what conditions, if any, should be put on them?
  3. Are there any other matters that the Minister should consider in this application?

Have your say by:

  1. attending our public consultation meeting
  2. calling us on (08) 8303 0742
  3. emailing your feedback to AAR.CIR@sa.gov.au
  4. posting your feedback to:
    Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
    GPO Box 464
    ADELAIDE SA 5001

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

If you have any further questions about this proposal, log them in the Questions tool below.

What are the next steps?

Unless otherwise requested, 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.

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation will collate all submissions, the Applicant’s responses to them, the Committee’s advice, and its own recommendations to the Minister within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.

The outcome of this consultation will be available on this website.

Do you have any questions about this proposal?

Let us know if you have any additional questions or would like more detail about this proposal by asking a question below. We'll aim to respond to you as soon as possible. Thanks.

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