ABORIGINAL HERITAGE — MADDINGTON–KENWICK
STRATEGIC EMPLOYMENT AREA
473. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs:
I refer to Aboriginal heritage within the proposed Maddington–Kenwick
strategic employment area.
(1) Does the
minister consider heritage values within the MKSEA to be significant,
warranting formal interviews with traditional owners and, if they wish,
(2) Can the
minister confirm that DAA 4340, being a former artefact scatter, is shown on
the Aboriginal sites register as located within or close to the boundary of
clearing allowed in precinct 3a without formal surveys to gather the views of
traditional owners and a thorough archaeological investigation to check for
surface and subsurface artefacts?
(4) If no to (3), will the minister please table or list all
survey reports, including title, date and author?
(5) If yes to
(3), will the government now require formal consultation with traditional
owners and, if they wish, a thorough archaeological survey within precinct 3a,
as well as other MKSEA precincts?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the
There is one registered site and four lodged
Aboriginal heritage places within the proposed Maddington–Kenwick
strategic employment area, including ID 4340—Edward Street and Grove
Road—within precinct 3a. For proposals within the south west settlement
area, proponents are advised to contact the Department of Planning, Lands and
Heritage for advice under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 and to contact the
South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council as the legal representative for the
relevant claimant group. SWALSC and the relevant claimant group assist in
providing advice with regard to the proposed impact of any work on the
significance of any Aboriginal sites or heritage places and this may result in
no approvals required under the AHA.
The City of Gosnells has previously been advised that an Aboriginal heritage
survey should be completed over the whole proposed work area and referred to
SWALSC and the Whadjuk people native title claim group. The Department of
Planning, Lands and Heritage has not received any formal request for approval for
any clearing in precinct 3a. A list of survey reports relevant to precinct 3a
is provided and I seek leave to have this information incorporated into Hansard.
[See page 3440.]