Urban Colours has an excellent track record of CHMP approval with over 100 CHMPs approved for projects ranging from PSP property developments and logical inclusions to large infrastructure projects. In the planning of a new development, we consult with the relevant Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) or RAP applicant and Traditional Owner Groups as well as developers (Sponsors), local authorities and landowners to provide the best outcome for a development in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

There are currently three cultural heritage advisors, two archaeological assistants and an administrative support team employed with the company. Urban Colours also maintains a list of on-call casual staff for larger projects as required.

Urban Colours can provide the following services;

Cultural heritage
Natural heritage

• Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plans

• Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Salvage Programs

• Historical Heritage Surveys, Excavation and Reporting

• Site Significance Assessments

• Consultation with RAP, RAP applicants, Aboriginal Traditional Owner Groups and regulatory bodies

• Expert Witness Statements (VCAT)

• Cultural Heritage Advice pertaining to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006

• Strategic land use planning advice

• Peer Reviews

• Pre and post permit application cultural heritage management advice

• Guided Tours of Wurundjeri country



• Vegetation mapping

• Net Gain analysis

• Habitat hectare assessments

• Offset management plans

• Bushfire attack level assessments

• Construction environment management plans

• Land management plans

• Kangaroo management plans

• Bushfire management statements

• Pest plant and animal management plans

• Strategic land use planning advice

• Native vegetation precinct plans

• EPBC Act referrals

• Expert evidence (panel hearings)

• Peer review

Reconciliation Action Plans

• GIS Services including ESRI suite of GISsoftware, MapInfo and Quantum GIS;

• Cultural and Natural Heritage sensitivity modelling;

• Use of Trimble products;

• Manifold and Quantum GIS;

• Remote sensing. 

Developing a RAP is a goodwill gesture that provides a guide for understanding Aboriginal cultural and assists to break down stereotypes and form relationships with Aboriginal communities.


Urban Colours have been instrumental in the development of a number of RAPs for clients ranging from Government to large private enterprises. As part of this processs we are constantly asked how we turn this goodwill gesture into real life outcomes. There are a number of initiatives we action to assist our clients to understand Aboriginal people and culture and to take a positive step towards real reconciliation.