What is a custom impact?

Custom impacts are impacts on indigenous custom, culture and tradition.

Examples of custom impacts include:

  • Affecting a tabu site
  • Affecting sites declared as a national heritage. This includes historical, ethnological, archaeological and artistic sites, sites formally registered under the Preservation of Sites and Artifacts Act [CAP 39] and sites not formally registered.

See our guidelines for some more specific examples of custom impacts.

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