TerraCulture offers a wide range of Cultural Heritage Services.
DUE DILIGENCE STUDIES
Due Diligence reports establish legislative requirements for a project. These reports are produced in a letter format and involve a study of previous works completed on the area, a review of current legislation in relation to the project, and in some cases, a site visit by a qualified archaeologist. Due diligence reports establish legislative requirements pertaining to the following legislation:
- Aboriginal Heritage Act (2006)
- Aboriginal Heritage Regulations (2007)
- The Heritage Act (1995)
CHMP’s are required by the Aboriginal Heritage Act (2006) for projects
meeting conditions as outlined in the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations (2007). TerraCulture has successfully completed over 200 CHMP’s since the establishment of the Aboriginal Heritage Act (2006).
NON-INDIGENOUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS
TerraCulture has completed a large range of non-indigenous archaeological assessments including excavations of both small and large sites, historical surveys and more specific works such as Heritage Management Plans (HMP’s) and Significance Assessments.
Salvage excavations are usually a condition of consent to destroy an archaeological site given by either Heritage Victoria or Aboriginal Affairs Victoria. They require an archaeologist to remove (salvage) archaeological material and process and register the removed material in accordance with conditions as outlined by either Heritage Victoria or Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.