Project Status: In progress

The Heritage Council has provisionally registered the Ginninderra Creek Corroboree Ground Cultural Gathering Place.

Do you agree with the Heritage Council on the site's provisional registration?

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Ginninderra Creek Corroboree Ground Cultural Gathering Place has been provisionally registered on the ACT Heritage Register for its association with Aboriginal ceremonial gatherings.

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 its community. The Council now wants 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.

The Ginninderra Creek Corroboree Ground Cultural Gathering Place represents an aspect of the past that contributes to the identity of the contemporary Aboriginal community in the Canberra region. In the past this place hosted corroborees and, although these cultural activities are no longer practised at this location, they form part of the historical memory of local Aboriginal people. Corroborees were special community events and, as such, have endured in oral resources and collective conscious. The place has a strong association for the Aboriginal community in the ACT with their cultural practices that were disrupted by colonisation. The importance of the place is also embedded within a broader associative cultural landscape.

How you had your say:

To understand what is being proposed, check out the map and site images outlined in the background information found in the document library. You had your say by:

  • taking the survey (see survey tab at the top of this page) or
  • alternatively, using the survey template (in the document library) and emailing it to the Council at heritage@act.gov.au

Comments made through this website are formal statutory consultation comments and are given to the Council. The statutory consultation notice can be found on the ACT Government’s Find a Public Notice site.

Your views will be used to:

Your views submitted through the survey gave you the opportunity to let us know if you think the Council had 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.