DPLH Discussion Forums for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act

April 11, 2022

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage are inviting community members to forums to discuss the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (formerly the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972).

Given the impacts of Covid-19, they will be holding smaller group sessions.

All participants must confirm their Covid-19 vaccinations to enter the event. There will be the option to participate via video link for unvaccinated people, and those unable to travel.

If you wish to attend in person or receive the live presentation via video link, please contact DPLH, Senior Heritage Officer Regions, Ceoinie Clinch ceonie.clinch@dplh.wa.gov.au. 9080 5501 | 0429 705 61

Further information on the proposed amendments can be found on the DPLH website: https://www.wa.gov.au/aapa-act.

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Live Stream

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is holding a live stream consultation session to provide an overview of the amendments proposed, and an opportunity to provide feedback and inform the drafting of the amendments. If you wish to participate, please click on this link on Wednesday 20 April 2022 from 10:30am to 12:30pm:


Live Consultation Session


If you are not able to participate, a recording of the video will be made available on DPLH’s website.


Regional Sessions

DPLH will also be holding consultation sessions in the following locations, which can be attended in person.  Due to COVID capacity limits, you must register your attendance by emailing aapa-act@dplh.wa.gov.au:


Date Time Location Venue and address
19 April 2022 11:30am to 1:30pm Albany City of Albany – Civic Rooms

Address: 102 North Rd, Albany WA 6330

20 April 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm Perth and live stream on Microsoft Teams Gordon Stephenson House – Exhibition Hall

Address: 140 William St, Perth WA 6000

26 April 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm Port Hedland Wanangkura Stadium – Jimblebar Function Room

Address: Hamilton Rd, South Hedland WA 6722

27 April 2022 9am to 11am Roebourne To be confirmed.
28 April 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm Newman Newman House – Conference Rooms

Address: 15 Iron Ore Pde, Newman WA 6753

3 May 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm Kununurra The Kimberley Grande Resort – The Argyle Room

Address: 20 Victoria Hwy, Kununurra WA 6743

4 May 2022 11:00am to 1:00pm Halls Creek Shire of Halls Creek – Civic Hall

Address: Great Northern Hwy, Halls Creek WA 6770

16 May 2022 11am to 1pm Broome Notre Dame University – The Hall

Address: 88 Guy St, Broome WA 6725

17 May 2022 11am to 1pm Derby Shire of Derby – Civic Centre

Address: 30 Loch St, Derby WA 6728

18 May 2022 11am to 1pm Fitzroy Crossing Fitzroy River Lodge – Maxine’s Conference Room

Address: 277 Great Northern Hwy, Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765

24 May 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm Geraldton Master Builders Association of WA

Address: 4 Walton Cl, Geraldton WA 6530

26 May 2022 11am to 1pm Carnarvon Civic Centre – The Woolshed

Address: 1 Camel Ln, Carnarvon WA 6701

2 June 2022 11am to 1pm Kalgoorlie Goldfields Arts Centre – Function Room

Address: 35 Cheetham St, Kalgoorlie WA 6430


COVID-19 Requirements

The following measures have been put in place to protect against COVID-19:

  • Face mask must be worn at all times (unless exempt) in line with existing State Government COVID-19 restrictions. Spare masks will be available on the day.
  • All DPLH staff members are triple vaccinated.
  • Hand sanitiser will be set up at entry and exit points and throughout the venue.
  • Guests are requested not to attend if they are unwell. A virtual attendance option will be offered in the form of a live stream from Perth to further encourage guests to stay home if they are unwell.
  • Catering will not be available, however, tea and coffee will be offered where possible.


Other options for providing feedback

If you are unavailable to attend the sessions outlined above, we encourage you to provide feedback on the proposed amendments via any of the following methods:

Online survey:   Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act Consultation – WA DPLH – Citizen Space

Email:                  aapa-act@dplh.wa.gov.au

In writing:           Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act Amendments

Department of Planning Lands and Heritage

140 William Street


Locked Bag 2506

Perth WA 6001


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