Committee formed to progress Burrup recognition

Committee formed to progress Burrup recognition

A committee formed to progress the Burrup Peninsula’s nomination for World Heritage listing held its first meeting in Karratha last week.

The Murujuga World Heritage Committee aims to record the outstanding values of the Burrup, or Murujuga, and give advice about the nomination.

It includes representatives from Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and traditional owners of the Burrup, the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Rock Art Research and Management and the State and Federal governments.

State Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the committee showed progress was being made towards the nomination, a month after the release of the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy.

“This meeting is an important step forward in the nomination process,” he said.

He said there would be opportunities for broader community consultation at forums later this year.

MAC chief executive Peter Jeffries said the corporation was pleased with the consultative approach being taken to progress the Burrup Peninsula’s World Heritage listing nomination.

Source: Pilbara News

Image Caption: The Murujuga World Heritage Committee, meeting in Karratha for the first time this month. Credit: Supplied