Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services

    Community forum on Murujuga Rock Art Strategy

    8/11/2018 12:00 PM
     
    • Pilbara community is invited to learn more about the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy  

    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has encouraged the Pilbara community to attend a forum to engage with the work underway to protect the petroglyphs (rock art) on Murujuga.

     

    A community forum on the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy will be hosted by the Murujuga Rock Art Stakeholder Reference Group on November 16, 2018 in Karratha.

     

    The forum will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the role of the reference group in protecting the rock art as well as an update on the World Heritage nomination for the Dampier Archipelago, including the Burrup Peninsula.

     

    In September, the State Government established the Murujuga Rock Art Stakeholder Reference Group to oversee the finalisation and implementation of the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy.

     

    To attend the forum, register at http://www.murujugarockart.eventbrite.com.au

     

    If you have questions for the stakeholder reference group, email murujugarockartsrg@dwer.wa.gov.au  

     

    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "Murujuga is a vital part of Western Australia's cultural heritage and the site of internationally significant rock art, which is of immense cultural and spiritual significance to the traditional owners.

     

    "The State Government and the Murujuga Rock Art Stakeholder Reference Group are working towards finalising a strategy to protect the rock art, and this forum is an opportunity to engage with the process.

     

    "I encourage the Pilbara community to attend the forum to learn more about the work being done on the strategy as well as the State Government's World Heritage nomination for the area."

     

    Comments attributed to chairperson of the Murujuga Rock Art Stakeholder Reference Group, Dr Ron Edwards:

     

    "The stakeholder reference group has an important role in facilitating engagement between the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and key government, industry and community representatives to develop and implement the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy.

     

    "I look forward to the opportunity of meeting the local community and discussing the role of the stakeholder reference group at our first community forum." 

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5800