Client: NSW National Parkes - Bourke Office
Area: Toorale National Park, SW of Bourke
Approval type: Part 5 Assessment EP&A Act
Years: 2013 - ongoing
Project: Toorale and Gundabooka Nature Tourism Action Plan
OzArk has worked with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to prepare an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report (ACHAR) to identify Aboriginal objects (sites) within the development footprint for a Wetland Experience themed visitor facility.
The field survey involved a pedestrian survey in partnership with members of the Toorale Joint Management Committee, registered Aboriginal parties and a NPWS Field Officer. An additional 28 Aboriginal sites were recorded, which were added to the 14 previously recorded sites, resulting in 42 Aboriginal sites being present within the impact footprint. Management measures have been recommended to manage these impacts to the Aboriginal sites.