Appointment of an Independent Administrator
While a RAP is under Special Administration, a Registrar of Indigenous Corporations will appoint an Independent Administrator to oversee and take control of the running of the organisation. While under Special Administration, the RAP is still required to perform its statutory functions within legislated timeframes.
Once the period of Special Administration is complete, often 6 months, management will be handed back to the Board and members.
Assessing plans, permits and agreements
When a RAP is under Special Administration, they are still permitted to perform their statutory functions and deliver services under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 relating to the following:
- Cultural Heritage Permits
- Cultural Heritage Management Plans
- Cultural Heritage Agreements
- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements.
The Independent Administrator may publish advice as to how to engage with the RAP during this time. This advice will usually appear on the RAPs website.
Details of the Special Administration, including the name of the Independent Administrator will also be available on the website of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC).
If you are require further assistance or advice on the content of this page, please get in touch with this office;
Phone: (03) 9922 7002.