Managing heritage during infrastructure developments
Investigations undertaken for environmental assessments normally include a detailed site history and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal archaeological surveys.
The results of these surveys and any more detailed research such as further archaeological salvage work are made available on each project's page.
Heritage Management Principles: examples from road construction
Roads and Maritime has produced an awareness video for staff and contractors on the requirements for managing heritage during road construction and maintenance activities.
Managing non-Aboriginal sites and places
The Roads and Maritime Heritage Committee provides a valuable source of technical and stakeholder advice to support in-house specialists.
Beginning more than 30 years ago as a joint committee with the National Trust to advise on timber truss bridges, the committee now includes current and former RMS staff with decades of practical knowledge in their fields, as well as representatives from the National Trust, Engineers Australia, Office of Environment and Heritage, Royal Australian Historical Society and the University of Sydney. Find out more about the Heritage Committee.
Managing Aboriginal sites and places
Roads and Maritime Services protects Aboriginal heritage and manage impacts that may arise from development. It is managed in accordance with the RMS Procedure for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultation and Investigation (PACHCI). This sets out a four step due diligence and consultation process that is applied to all projects, regardless of scale or size.
The PACHCI ensures that Roads and Maritime meets its legislative responsibilities in a timely, practical and culturally sensitive manner.
This process ensures that the views of Aboriginal people regarding their cultural heritage matters are considered and respected during project development and implementation.
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal items that been found during the course of work are reported using the Roads and Maritime Services Unexpected Finds procedure.