Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area

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.

Artefacts and burnt clay nodules Toorale NP
Large grinding dish at Toorale NP