What is being done?
Sutherland Shire Council is working with other land owners, the Aboriginal community, rock climbers and the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage to identify Aboriginal shelters that are under threat or risk of damage. Educational signage is being installed at some sites to highlight the significance of Aboriginal heritage and advise climbers that climbing is prohibited. Investigations will be made into the process and approval requirements for the removal of chalk and rehabilitation at some sites. We can all contribute to the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage by always respecting its presence in the landscape, and considering carefully how to minimise impact on the land and Aboriginal sites.