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What is an Aboriginal place?

S. 5(1) amended by No. 11/2016 s. 6(1).

    (1)     For the purposes of this Act, an Aboriginal place is an area in Victoria or the coastal waters of Victoria that is of cultural heritage significance to Aboriginal people generally or of a particular community or group of Aboriginal people in Victoria.

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1), "area" includes any one or more of the following—

        (a)     an area of land;

        (b)     an expanse of water;

        (c)     a natural feature, formation or landscape;

        (d)     an archaeological site, feature or deposit;

        (e)     the area immediately surrounding any thing referred to in paragraphs (c) and (d), to the extent that it cannot be separated from the thing without diminishing or destroying the cultural heritage significance attached to the thing by Aboriginal people;

S. 5(2)(f) amended by No. 11/2016 s. 6(2).

        (f)     land set aside for the purpose of enabling Aboriginal ancestral remains to be re‑interred or otherwise deposited on a permanent basis;

        (g)     a building or structure.

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