Is there any known Aboriginal heritage in the Application Area?

    The overall application area contains extensive recorded Aboriginal heritage, including Aboriginal ancestral burials, culturally modified trees, campsites and artefacts. The Gawler River (Kadlitparri), an important Kaurna cultural site, intersects the northern boundary of the northern Application Area.

    The overall application area also contains three areas identified by the Applicant’s heritage consultant as Heritage Impact Mitigation Areas (HIMAs), due to their high likelihood of containing sub-surface archaeological material. Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation has no records of Aboriginal heritage in the three additional areas. 

    See the map of the Original Application Area (north) additional areas, showing Aboriginal heritage and HIMAs.

    See also the map of the original Application Area (south) and HIMA 3.

    For detailed information about Aboriginal heritage within the Application Area, as well as the HIMAs and the Applicant’s proposed measures to manage Aboriginal heritage during the Project, see the Consultation Notice (amended 31 October 2023) and the Consultation Information Pack (amended 31 October 2023).

    Will there be a community meeting to discuss the Project?

    Yes. An Aboriginal community consultation meeting about the application was held for Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal parties on Monday 14 August 2023 at the Riverlea Sales and Discovery Centre located at 9 Bonnin Crescent, Riverlea Park SA 5120 (off Riverlea Boulevard).

    Will I be notified of the Minister’s decision?

    Traditional Owners and Aboriginal parties who provide feedback, a submission, or simply request AAR to notify them of the Minister’s decision during the consultation, will be notified once the Minister has decided the application. The outcome of the Minister’s decision will also be published on YourSAy.