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Agreement between the NSW Department of Environment and Conservation and the Central Coast Hunter Range Aboriginal Co-Management Committee

Category: Agreement
Date: 30 March 2007
Sub Category:Joint Management Agreement
Location:Central Coast Hunter Range Region, New South Wales, Australia
The Central Coast Hunter Range Region is located inland from Gosford and Nelson Bay in New South Wales. It is one of 19 National Parks and Wildlife Service regions in NSW.
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Education | Environmental Heritage | Tourism
Summary Information:
The Agreement between the New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and Aboriginal groups from the Central Coast and Hunter regions in New South Wales was signed on 30 March 2007. The Agreement recognises the role of Aboriginal groups in the management of parks and reserves in the regions and, in particular, aims for proactive management of Aboriginal cultural sites.
Detailed Information:
The Agreement will deal with 'protection, management and conservation of natural and cultural heritage, ... use of parks and reserves, education and tourism' (Department of Environment and Climate Change 2007). It will include an Aboriginal heritage landscape assessment study to 'identify and record areas and items of Aboriginal cultural value'.

The agreement builds upon an earlier partnerships between the DEC and the Aboriginal community.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Central Coast Hunter Range Aboriginal Co-Management Committee - Signatory
  • Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (31 January 2005) Regional offices
    Media Release
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (30 March 2007) Historical agreement with Central Coast Aboriginal groups

    Glossary

    Joint Management Agreement

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