Oodnadatta Track Re-Sheeting Project (Scope 1)

APPLICATION FOR AUTHORISATION UNDER SECTIONS 21, 23 & 29(1)(b) OF THE ABORIGINAL HERITAGE ACT 1988

Yankunytjatjara Native Title Aboriginal Corporation has a delegation from the Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, under section 6(1) of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (the Act). YNTAC, acting under this delegation, has received an application for authorisation under section 21 (excavate land for the purpose of uncovering any Aboriginal site, object or remains), section 23 (damage, disturb or interfere with Aboriginal sites, objects or remains) and section 29(1)(b) (remove an Aboriginal object from the State) of the Act, from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) for Scope 1 of the Oodnadatta Track Re-Sheeting Project

.This consultation deals with that area of Scope 1 adjacent to Oodnadatta and which intersects with the Yankunytjatjara Native Title Aboriginal Corporation areas of interest. The proposed road re-sheeting, re-forming and widening works have the potential to impact currently unrecorded Aboriginal sites, objects or remains. In September 2018 Fraser Vickery and Sandy Jarvis along with select Traditional Owners went out and did a Cultural Heritage Survey of the Scope 1 area, all works proposed in the application are in accordance with the clearances given in this survey.

Consultation and Submissions

Prior to considering the application, section 13 of the Act requires Yankunytjatjara Native Title Aboriginal Corporation to consult with traditional owners as well as any Aboriginal persons or organisations that, in the opinion of the corporation, may have a particular interest in the matter.

Accordingly, a consultation meeting will be held for YANKUNYTJATJARA on Friday 15 March 2019 between 10:00am and 12:30pm Marla Progress Association Lot 6, Cockatoo Crescent, Marla SA). A light lunch will be provided. A consultation information pack can also be requested from SANTS (contact details below), however they will also be available at the meeting.

Verbal and written submissions are also invited from parties who satisfy the requirements of section 13 of the Act. The closing date for submissions is 12:00 pm Wednesday 6th March 2019.

For further details, please call Olivia Brownsey or Tom Jenkin of South Australian Native Title Services on (08) 8110 2800 or Freecall 1800 010 360 or email oliviab@nativetitlesa.org.


SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.