Early engagement directly with Aboriginal people is the best way to manage Aboriginal heritage within ground disturbing projects.
During that process, there may be requests for heritage surveys, assessments and reports. Generally, these services are performed by commercial heritage professionals in consultation with Traditional Owners.
If you wish to engage a heritage consultant, you should consider seeking testimonials and references from them, including from relevant Aboriginal people and communities.
Some Aboriginal people and organisations have established relationships with particular heritage professionals.
Where possible, all consultants providing Aboriginal heritage services or advice should be working directly with appropriate Traditional Owners and Aboriginal organisations.