Lake Macquarie Local Environmental Plan 2004
50 Development affecting places or sites of known or potential Aboriginal heritage significance
(1) Consent must not be granted for development that is likely to have an impact on a place of Aboriginal heritage significance or a potential place of Aboriginal heritage significance, or that will be carried out on an archaeological site of a relic that has Aboriginal heritage significance, unless the consent authority has considered a heritage impact statement explaining how the proposed development would affect the conservation of the place or site and any relic known or reasonably likely to be located at the place or site.(2) Except where the proposed development is integrated development, the consent authority must notify the local Aboriginal communities (in such a way as it thinks appropriate) of the development application and take into consideration any comments received in response within 21 days after the relevant notice is sent.(3) (Repealed)(4) In the instance of development in proximity to items or places identified in Schedule 6 or recorded or held by a local Aboriginal Land Council, consultation with the relevant local Aboriginal Land Council is required before consent may be granted. Consultation is sufficient for the purposes of this requirement if the consent authority has taken into consideration all comments received from the local Aboriginal Land Council within 21 days after a copy of the application and statement are sent to it by the consent authority.