The Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) has commissioned the ‘Detailed Plan for a Comprehensive Cultural Assessment of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA)’ (hereafter ‘the Plan’) to outline a proposed multi-year comprehensive cultural assessment of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). The Plan is based on a version developed by the cultural heritage consultancy Extent Heritage1 in collaboration with the Cultural Management Group (CMG) within Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania (AHT).
Tasmanian Aboriginal community organisations and individuals were engaged and consulted throughout the preparation of the Plan, and it was guided and supported by the Aboriginal Heritage Council (AHC). While consultation and engagement were undertaken, it is recognised that any future implementation of the Plan will require additional engagement with, and the involvement of, the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
The Plan was prepared as one component of the ‘Assessment of Aboriginal Cultural Values (AACV) Project’ for the TWWHA and is funded by the Australian Government.