75% Complete.
Consultation undertaken on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill.

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

Target completion date

Stage 2.
To be completed by September 2019

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

Action item updates

14 May 2019

Implementation Progress

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

This advice has been considered by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority Board. The Authority is now consulting with relevant Land Councils to ensure they have an opportunity to comment.