Working with Traditional Owners
ElectraNet acknowledges and respects Aboriginal peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters in South Australia.
We respect the views of Traditional Owners and work together with them to deliver projects in ways that respect their spiritual connection with the land.
At ElectraNet, we continually strive to understand and respect culture. We are committed to protecting sites of cultural significance and helping to preserve them for current and future generations.
We value building long-term relationships with Traditional Owners during the planning, construction and maintenance of all transmission developments. We initiate comprehensive consultation with Traditional Owners to identify potential cultural heritage impacts from development activities and work proactively to minimise them and protect sites of cultural significance.
We understand that Traditional Owner groups and their communities seek to develop relationships with ElectraNet that go beyond Aboriginal heritage management, to create social, cultural and economic opportunities.
To continue our process of building long-term relationships with Traditional Owners, ElectraNet is committed to:
- Continuing to improve the systems and procedures we use to meet legislative obligations and Traditional Owner expectations regarding the protection and preservation of Aboriginal Heritage
- Continuing to engage with Traditional Owners in understanding and managing the impact of ElectraNet operations on Aboriginal heritage – for both existing assets and new developments
- Where practical and feasible, formalising these working relationships through heritage management agreements with Traditional Owner groups
- Increasing the opportunities for Traditional Owner representatives to provide cultural awareness and cross-cultural experiences to ElectraNet staff and our contractors.
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