The VA government encourages all land users to consider the use of the NSHA when their land use activity is planned within the residential area and an Aboriginal heritage investigation is required. For more information, please contact the Landesdenkmalamt on (08) 6552 4000 or, in regional areas, 1800 52 4000, email@example.com or see www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Prior to the development of the proposal, local governments are encouraged to follow key elements of NSHA`s cultural heritage, including: Users of the country government, including departments, agencies and instrumentalities, are required to enter into an NSHA with the corresponding noongar Agreement Group when conducting an Aboriginal heritage survey in an ILUA area, unless they have already concluded an existing agreement on cultural heritage. If our works have a negligible influence on Aboriginal heritage, we consult with the respective traditional owners and an application under Regulations 7 and 10 of the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 1974 is submitted for approval to the Registrar of Aboriginal Sites (Regulation 10). If the impact may be significant, an application under Section 18 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (section 18 approval) is submitted to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs for approval after conducting a cultural heritage investigation. For more information on aboriginal cultural heritage authorizations, see our annual report. Appendix 5 of the Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement sets out the costs normally associated with an Aboriginal heritage investigation. This includes royalty rates for: the NSHA defines an Aboriginal heritage survey as one: we want to avoid, minimize and reduce the negative effects we have on Aboriginal hero sites, whenever possible. Activities are evaluated using our internal Aboriginal Heritage Risk Assessment process using DPLH Due Diligence guidelines to determine potential effects. If this process identifies a potential risk of impact on Aboriginal cultural heritage, further studies will be conducted. If a LAND user of the VA government has an existing agreement on the historical monuments they wish to pursue, they are not obliged to enter into an NSHA.
In addition, an existing convention on historical monuments can be replaced by the NSHA (to the extent that it covers the same object) by listing the existing agreement in the NSHA Schedule 2. If land users do not choose to follow the NSHA, it is recommended that cultural heritage surveys be conducted based on key elements of the NSHA to ensure a consistent approach throughout the Southwest. This approach would include: `Aboriginal service providers are generally a business or person directly relevant to a discipline directly relevant to the management of Aboriginal heritage, such as anthropology, archaeology, history or associated discipline, and/or someone with cultural authority and heritage knowledge for the country in question.