Council backs rejection of heritage move

Released 21 September 2017

The Shire of Broome will again oppose an application to register the Broome town site and surrounds as an Aboriginal Heritage Site when it is assessed on 14 November this year.

Acting Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says the Shire and the community were previously successful in calling for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs to postpone the hearing of the application by the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee. 

“The heritage site, described as LCS11, covers the entire Broome town site and the Shire is concerned about the impact this would have on future development,” Cr Tracey says.

The ACMC will now consider the issue at its meeting on 14 November and submissions can be made about the proposed registration of LCS11 by 2 October.

“The Shire is pleased the recommendation of the Department to the ACMC is that LCS11 not be registered under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972, and the Shire intends to make a submission supporting that recommendation and encourages concerned community members to also make submissions to the Registrar of Aboriginal Sites by the 2 October deadline,” Cr Tracey says.

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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