TropX

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Cultural Heritage Services

TropX provides cultural heritage expertise for infrastructure, mineral development and community projects in Cape York Peninsula, the Gulf Savannah and the Wet Tropics.

Cultural Heritage - Dr Alice Buhrich

Alice works on cultural heritage recording and management projects in the Cape York Peninsula, Gulf Savannah and Wet Tropics regions of Far North Queensland.

She uses her skills to assist Traditional Owners in cultural mapping and management of cultural assets on country and conducts commercial cultural heritage assessments for development projects.

Alice is currently engaged in collaborative research and development projects with Gulf savannah and rainforest Traditional Owners.

Recent projects include:

  • Cultural heritage assessments of alternative energy proposals including the Kidston solar project and Mount Emerald Wind Farm.
  • Understanding the values and management issues of Wet Tropics rock art and dendroglyphs.
  • Providing advice on mitigating impacts to cultural heritage for linear infrastructure projects such as roads and transmission lines. Clients include Queensland Transport and Main Roads, Powerlink, Ports North and Ergon Energy.
  • Surveys of mineral exploration tenements in collaboration with Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation.
  • High level technical advice for protecting cultural assets on national parks in far North Queensland.

Alice’s expertise comes from working as a consultant archaeologist, administering cultural heritage legislation for the Queensland government and teaching archaeology and cultural heritage subjects at James Cook University and TNQ TAFE.

With current research interests include rock art management, dendroglyphs (carved trees) of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, impacts to Indigenous heritage from climate change, managing cultural heritage and mineral exploration and effects of government policy on the preservation of Queensland’s cultural heritage.

 

What we do

With a comprehensive suite of expert Cultural Heritage services, TropX has the expertise and on the ground knowledge to deliver your next project. With significant experience working on infrastructure, mineral development and community projects in Cape York, Gulf Savannah and the Wet Tropics, Tropx are positioned to expert consultancy services in the region. 

Impact Assessment

Our specialists hold the highest academic qualifications in their relevant fields and have worked on numerous Cultural Heritage Impact Assessments working in partnership with Community to develop thorough and rigorous Impact Assessments.  

Cultural Heritage

TropX have a demonstrated record of delivering innovative solutions for complex environmental and cultural heritage issues.

Our past projects include alternative energy projects, urban development, mineral exploration and rehabilitation, road and port infrastructure. We specialise in community collaborations.

Community Based Management

TropX staff are long-term locals of far north Queensland. TropX Directors have completed independent doctoral research in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and have travelled and worked extensively in far north Queensland for over 20 years.

Coupled with our extensive on the ground experience, working in partnership with  Community, Tropx is perfectly positioned to deliver Community Based Management of Cultural Heritage projects. 

Consultancy Services

We take a collaborative approach to stakeholder engagement to develop community-driven outcomes.

We work with ranger groups, Aboriginal Corporations and community groups to develop innovative solutions for environmental and heritage issues.