Work on new Masters hardware store continues around relics

WORK has resumed on the Masters building site in South Lismore and members of the local Aboriginal community have been invited to participate in a cultural heritage assessment report in relation to items uncovered there.

Lismore Council's strategic property projects manager, Lindsay Walker, said the two tools and sharpening stone would be protected on the site while work continued. A report will determine whether the objects should be moved, or remain in their current location.

"The Aboriginal objects found on site all lie in close proximity to the edge of the channel and would be at risk during times of flood. The process which allows for them to be relocated to a safer location on the site is called an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit," he said.

He said the Aboriginal community would be very involved and "their views will be dominant in any consideration, as they should be".