Action item 11.3



Approved by decision makers.
Recommendation implemented.

That the Sacred Sites Act be amended to protect all sub-surface features of a sacred site.

Target completion date


Reform area
Respecting community and culture
Project action
Ensuring respectful consultation, information, and negotiation
Lead agency
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority received legal advice on the extent of protection to sub-surface sites provided by the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989.

This advice was considered by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority and the Authority consulted with the relevant Land Councils. It was determined that no amendments are required to the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989 to protect sub-surface features.