Heritage Funding

Aboriginal Heritage Study

The Bourke Shire Council are working towards a better understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage sites and values within the Bourke Local Government Area (LGA) and are updating and finalising the Bourke Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study which is supported financially by a grant from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The aim of the Bourke LGA Aboriginal Heritage Study is to work with the Aboriginal community to identify and record places of significance and develop recommendations for their management and conservation.

The Aboriginal Heritage Study provides the Aboriginal community and the Council the opportunity to work together to achieve meaningful long-term outcomes for Aboriginal community cultural heritage in the Bourke LGA.

There will be consultation meetings in Bourke and Enngonia in early June this year and we are looking forward to hearing from members of the community at that time.

Update: February 14

Bourke Shire Council Draft Bourke Aboriginal Heritage Study has been prepared and is on public exhibition from Thursday 14th February 2019 until Thursday 14th March 2019.

The Draft Bourke Aboriginal Heritage Study can be inspected at the Council Office, 29 Mitchell Street and Bourke Library, Mitchell Street, Bourke during normal office hours. Alternatively a copy of the study can be downloaded below:

Bourke Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study 2019 (Draft)[8.6Mb]

Council invites submissions on the Draft Bourke Aboriginal Heritage Study and submissions can be made to the Council at any time during the above period of public exhibition.

The closing date for receipt of submissions will be 4.00pm, Thursday 14th March 2019.

Council will hold a community meeting, at its offices, on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 12pm for anyone wishing to discuss the draft study.

Council proposes to consider submissions received and adopt the Draft Bourke Aboriginal Heritage Study at a meeting to be held on Monday 25th March 2019.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council on 6830 8000.

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