Consultation is now closed
Thank you for submitting your comments on the provisional registration of the Red Hill campsite.
The consultation was open from 25 September to 22 October 2018 with comments being submitted either by a survey, email or mail.
A final decision on registration
will be made by the ACT Heritage Council before the provisional registration period concludes. The decision will be notified on the ACT Legislation Register
and also at this site. The Council will
contact all interested persons, including anyone who provided comments, shortly
after a decision has been made.
Comments made through this website are formal statutory consultation comments and are given to the Council. The statutory consultation notice can be found the ACT Legislation Register.
What we are looking at
Red Hill Campsite has been provisionally registered on the ACT Heritage Register for its use as an Aboriginal campsite in the 1920s to 1940s and now the Heritage Council want to hear your comments to see if they got it right.
Provisional registration is only the first step to let you know why the Council thinks a place or object is important to the ACT and you, its residents. Now the Council want to hear what you think about their initial assessment to see if you think they got it right, or if there is other information to consider.
The Council’s initial view of heritage significance is in the survey, but you may find the following overview helpful.
Red Hill Campsite, colloquially known as the ‘last campsite of the Ngunnawal’ is a place where Aboriginal people camped in the late 1920s to 1940s. It is the only known place of its kind in the ACT. Oral histories of the place are part of the life of Matilda House, a Ngambri-Ngunnawal Elder in the ACT. A public park at the time, it was used as a camping ground and is an important example of how Aboriginal people were able to continue to live and work in the ACT region during a time of transient employment opportunities.
Note: all Aboriginal heritage objects and places are protected under the Heritage Act 2004, regardless of registration status.
We will use your views to
This is the opportunity for you to say if you think the Council has it right or wrong, or if there is anything else they should have considered.
A common outcome of consultation is the Council confirming or rethinking what is included in their assessment, or what a final decision may look like. This can involve changing boundaries or adding or removing features that make up the significant fabric of the place.
Proposed Heritage Boundary of Red Hill Campsite site marking out the traffic island within the road easement bordered by Flinders Way, Durville Crescent and Hayes Crescent
*Please note that only comments received during the public consultation period will be valid for certain provisions under section 13 and/or review under part 17 of the Heritage Act 2004. This includes comments received no earlier than 12am on 25 September and no later than 11.59pm on 22 October.
The Council has provisionally registered Red Hill Campsite as a way to indicate that it intends to make a decision on whether or not to permanently put it on the ACT Heritage Register. The provisional registration sets out what it is about the place that the Council thinks is important to the ACT and why.This public consultation aims to find out the views of the ACT community.
Please read the Provisional Registration Decision and the Background Information documents before starting.
This survey fulfils the role of public consultation under section 37 of the Heritage Act 2004 (the Act), and the collection of personal information as authorised by the Act. If you make a comment using this form, you will be considered an interested person under section 13 of the Act. For this reason, the survey requires respondents to provide contact details so functions under the Act relating to notification of interested persons can be fulfilled. If you do not provide your identity or contact details then the ACT Heritage Council will be unable to give you notice of decisions as an interested person under the Act. Also, you may not be able to be identified as an interested person entitled to appeal rights under the Act.