Greens South Metropolitan MLC Lynn MacLaren MLC says the Government should use the opportunity of delay arising from the court decision to invalidate environmental approval of Roe 8 to order an expert archaeological investigation for Aboriginal artefacts in the proposed road’s development area.
“There are six registered or formerly registered Aboriginal sites within the Roe 8 project area, of which at least two are extremely significant, and yet these have not been properly investigated or recognised by the Government,” Ms MacLaren said.
“We have evidence of how the oldest continuous culture on Earth lived right under our nose, it is not only significant to our State’s heritage, it’s globally significant.
“A significant archaeological site on the northern bank of Bibra Lake known as DAA 4107 was removed off the Aboriginal Sites Register in 2015 following a cursory examination by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, whose investigation consisted of two officers walking over the site and digging one 20 centimetre-deep hole. Read more »