Is there any known Aboriginal heritage within the application area?

    Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation’s (AAR’s) central archives contain records for one Aboriginal site within the quarry: MacGillivray archaeological site 6426-4691. Heritage assessments in the past two years have also identified heritage within the application area. Given this, and despite the application area’s long history of sand mining, AAR considers it very likely that other surface and sub-surface archaeology still exists within it.

    Please refer to the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Notice for further information regarding Aboriginal heritage relevant to the application area.

    What information about this consultation was updated on 25 August 2022?

    The Consultation Information Pack provides detailed information about this application, including maps.

    Since the original Consultation Information Pack was first made available for download on YourSAy on Wednesday 27 July 2022, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (AAR) has received additional information which is outlined below:

    • the original Consultation Information Pack stated that sand in the application area may be mined "to depths of no more than 2.5 metres". The Department for Energy and Mining has since advised AAR that excavation may in fact be required up to 4 metres deep.
    • the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, which is responsible for the Register of the National Estate has provided AAR with additional information about the location and extent of an Aboriginal site listed on the Register that is referenced in the Consultation Information Pack. This information indicates that the site is within a 2km diameter circle. This varies from the area shown in the original Consultation Information Pack. AAR has included this 2km diameter circle on an updated map in the Consultation Information Pack, which replaces the Consultation Information Pack's original attachment one.

    AAR has also extended the consultation end date from 1 September to 15 September 2022.