Location
Margaret River, Western Australia
Date
1–3 December 2020

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Rhonda Murphy

Manager, Aboriginal Engagement and Heritage Unit, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Biography

Coming soon.

Abstract

Coming Together for Country - Aboriginal Connections to Parks

Western Australia’s protected areas are significant drawcards for tourism and offer opportunities for visitors to experience Aboriginal culture. Aboriginal knowledge and perspectives are central to the way these protected areas are managed.

The Western Australian Government is implementing key initiatives to provide access, opportunities and support for Aboriginal people to stay connected with, or to reconnect to country.

Examples of joint management and vesting, provisions for customary activities, Aboriginal rangers and Aboriginal tourism will be given, along with an overview of Plan for Our Parks which is creating five million hectares of new parks that will be jointly managed.