Feedback sought for draft guidelines to protect underwater cultural heritage

13 April, 2023

An industry consultation event is being held on Wednesday 19 April to provide information and seek feedback on draft guidelines to protect underwater cultural heritage. 

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has prepared the draft “Guidelines for working in the near and offshore environment to protect underwater cultural heritage”. 

The guidelines include information to proponents on what their requirements are under the Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018 and how they should identify, assess, and protect underwater cultural heritage.

These guidelines aim to provide direction on addressing legislative obligations for proponents of near and offshore developments, and promote best practice for identifying, assessing, and protecting underwater cultural heritage in Australian waters. 

There will be presentations from NOPSEMA and DCCEEW’s Underwater Cultural Heritage team, with opportunity for Q&As. Registration is essential – click here to sign up.
You can also read and have your say on the draft guidelines here
Event details:
Date: Wednesday 19 April 1pm – 3pm
Location: UWA Crawley Campus, Woolnough Lecture Theatre 

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