Cultural Heritage Management Plan

cultural heritage management plan chmp

Cultural Heritage Management Plan

A Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) is a report legally required for many types of development in Victoria to manage and Aboriginal cultural heritage concerns. Many developers first hear about CHMPs when they are asked by Council to prepare one as a pre-condition for planning approval.

Do you need a Cultural Heritage Management Plan?

Not necessarily. Our first step when you contact us will be to investigate if areas of cultural heritage sensitivity may be invalidated through prior 'significant ground disturbance', and other matters OR exemptions may apply. Our Cultural Heritage Assessment report may be sufficient to satisfy council requirements.

CHMP Consultants with High Approval Record

If you do need to prepare a CHMP, we have the experience and resources to secure approval for your CHMP as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

Over 400 CHMP Approvals

We have completed over 400 approved CHMPs in Victoria, including some of the most high profile and challenging plans prepared to date.

The CHMP must be approved by the appropriate statutory authority, often an Aboriginal organisation known as a Registered Aboriginal Party, or RAP.

What is in a Cultural Heritage Management Plan?

A CHMP comprises a report for managing Aboriginal cultural heritage in compliance with the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.

A CHMP may comprise desktop, field investigations and management recommendations.

We will undertake:

  • All required investigations
  • Stakeholder and government consultation
  • Implementation of recommendations
  • Compliance auditing
  • Peer review

We have innovative, flexible management solutions and extensive resources to cost-effectively respond to the requirements of any sized development project.

CHMP Legislative Jurisdictions

Cultural heritage management plans can be prepared for a variety of legislative jurisdictions including all Australian states and territories, Papua New Guinea and further afield.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any Cultural Heritage Management Plans that your project may require.