Cultural connection

Cultural connection

WaterNSW has managed a consent application program for individuals and communities with significant cultural or historic connections to places in the Special or Controlled Areas. This includes entry to sites of Indigenous significance by Indigenous groups or individuals with traditional links to the sites. It also includes visits to sites by former owners, residents, or their descendants and families who can show a direct clear historical or cultural link to the sites.

This category does not provide consent to explore a general historic or social interest in a particular Special or Controlled Area.

To enter Yerranderie and the Burragorang Valley based on historic links, you should first contact the Burragorang Heritage Society before completing a consent application. The Society holds consent for a number of escorted visits through the Special Areas each year. You must demonstrate to the Society a clear historical link to the relevant site. The Society's access consent does not provide entry to sites of Indigenous significance or for cultural or traditional purposes.

Additional information required

In addition to the standard criteria, you must satisfy WaterNSW that you have a direct cultural or historical connection with the area you want to access.


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