17-18 Greenbanks Drive, Sunnyside - Construction Project

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What's being decided?

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

If so, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Minister) wants to hear from you about a proposal to develop land at 17-18 Greenbanks Drive, Sunnyside SA 5253 (Project). Your views will help the Minister decide whether to authorise potential excavation, damage, disturbance, or interference with Aboriginal heritage that may occur because of this proposal.

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 Thornwood Pty Ltd and L.T Uhrig (Applicant).

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

If approved, Project activities would include:

  • construction of a new two-storey domestic dwelling
  • site preparation, earthworks and trenching for the installation of services
  • stormwater and sewer drainage works
  • installation of a concrete septic tank and associated pump
  • installation of an underground pumping chamber
  • construction of timber retaining walls and integrated stairs
  • paved pathways and gravel driving track
  • installation of irrigation, turfing, and general landscaping.

A map of the proposed application area bounded in orange is available here.

To obtain further information about the Project, please refer to the Consultation Information Pack.

Get involved

Prior to considering whether to grant any authorisation, section 13 of the Act requires the Minister to consult with Traditional Owners, the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee (Committee), and other Aboriginal parties that he thinks may have an interest in the matter. Accordingly, verbal and written submissions are now invited from parties who satisfy these requirements.

If you are a Traditional Owner or an Aboriginal party with an interest in the Sunnyside area, near Murray Bridge, please read the and consider the following three questions:

  1. Should the authorisations sought be granted to the Applicant? 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?

If you wish to learn more about this application, or lodge a submission, please contact:

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
Principal Project Officer (Heritage)
Mr Alex van Wessem
T: (08) 8303 0739
E: DPC-AAR.CIR@sa.gov.au
P: GPO Box 2343, ADELAIDE SA 5001

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

Submissions must be received by Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (AAR) by Thursday 2 June 2022.

What are the next steps?

Once the public consultation period has closed, unless otherwise requested, all submissions will be forwarded to the Applicant for comment.

The submissions and any Applicant comments will then be sent to the Committee and 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 Minister within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.

What's being decided?

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

If so, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Minister) wants to hear from you about a proposal to develop land at 17-18 Greenbanks Drive, Sunnyside SA 5253 (Project). Your views will help the Minister decide whether to authorise potential excavation, damage, disturbance, or interference with Aboriginal heritage that may occur because of this proposal.

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 Thornwood Pty Ltd and L.T Uhrig (Applicant).

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

If approved, Project activities would include:

  • construction of a new two-storey domestic dwelling
  • site preparation, earthworks and trenching for the installation of services
  • stormwater and sewer drainage works
  • installation of a concrete septic tank and associated pump
  • installation of an underground pumping chamber
  • construction of timber retaining walls and integrated stairs
  • paved pathways and gravel driving track
  • installation of irrigation, turfing, and general landscaping.

A map of the proposed application area bounded in orange is available here.

To obtain further information about the Project, please refer to the Consultation Information Pack.

Get involved

Prior to considering whether to grant any authorisation, section 13 of the Act requires the Minister to consult with Traditional Owners, the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee (Committee), and other Aboriginal parties that he thinks may have an interest in the matter. Accordingly, verbal and written submissions are now invited from parties who satisfy these requirements.

If you are a Traditional Owner or an Aboriginal party with an interest in the Sunnyside area, near Murray Bridge, please read the and consider the following three questions:

  1. Should the authorisations sought be granted to the Applicant? 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?

If you wish to learn more about this application, or lodge a submission, please contact:

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
Principal Project Officer (Heritage)
Mr Alex van Wessem
T: (08) 8303 0739
E: DPC-AAR.CIR@sa.gov.au
P: GPO Box 2343, ADELAIDE SA 5001

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

Submissions must be received by Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (AAR) by Thursday 2 June 2022.

What are the next steps?

Once the public consultation period has closed, unless otherwise requested, all submissions will be forwarded to the Applicant for comment.

The submissions and any Applicant comments will then be sent to the Committee and 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 Minister within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.

Page last updated: 05 May 2022, 03:44 PM