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Cultural

Cultural

There are numerous sites located in forests under the management of Sustainable Timber Tasmania that have cultural heritage significance.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania recognises the cultural and spiritual significance of heritage sites to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and to the broader Tasmanian community.

Cultural heritage sites are identified through archaeological potential zone maps and by trained assessors. Information on sites of cultural significance on Permanent Timber Production Zone land is provided to the DPIPWE to be added to state-wide datasets.

Cultural heritage sites are managed in accordance with the Aboriginal Relics Act 1975, the Forest Practices Code and the Burra Charter 1999. Management prescriptions specific to each site and procedures are developed to keep the locations of sites confidential when required.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania has an Aboriginal Heritage Policy 2014 (see tab below) an a policy on Aboriginal Access to Traditional Materials Policy (see tab below), which were developed with input from the Aboriginal community.

The Aboriginal Heritage Policy commits the organisation to fostering positive and respectful relationships with the Aboriginal community and relevant statutory bodies and agencies to inform and guide our forest planning and management activities.

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