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Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits (AHIPs)

An Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) is a statutory document which grants permission to harm Aboriginal objects or declared Aboriginal places and details conditions which must be complied with while harming these objects or places. If an Aboriginal Due Diligence assessment, Aboriginal archaeological assessment, Aboriginal cultural heritage impact assessment or other assessment of Aboriginal archaeology and/or cultural heritage determine that proposed activity will harm Aboriginal objects, an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) is required prior to the proposed activity commencing.

To apply for an AHIP (see OEH's Applying for an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit: Guide for Applicants), consultation will need to be undertaken with the Aboriginal community in accordance with OEH's Aboriginal cultural heritage consultation requirements for proponents 2010 and the preparation of an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report (ACHAR) is required. 

Contact us for more information about archaeological excavations. 

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