Rocky Hill coal mine case paves way for stronger legal protections for Aboriginal heritage
The following project came to our attention this week, and is being discussed widely here in Australia about the responsibility of Landscape Architects and landscape assessments in projects of this nature. Its seems that there are some who are of the opinion that the Landscape Architects failed to appropriately address cultural matters in their assessment, and others who believe that its is not the landscape assessments responsibility to do so.
It is all a very interesting read.
In short, a major coal mining project was rejected (very rare here!) on cultural and climate change grounds.
This article will give you a snapshot of what happened with regards to the Land and Environment Court's decision.
This link will take you to all of the docs (including the LVIA). Under the EIS drop down you will find Part 3 - visibility is the LVIA report.
Enjoy and food for thought