Aboriginal NRM

Ngunnawal and neighbouring clan groups have left their footprints across this landscape for thousands of years. ACT Natural Resource Management (ACT NRM) and the Aboriginal Natural Resource Management (Aboriginal NRM) Programs support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community by developing initiatives reflecting their voice.

Through Aboriginal NRM, trustworthy, honest and respectful relationships have been formed between Aboriginal people and organisations of the ACT region.

ACT NRM seeks to improve processes by taking into consideration the aspirations, needs and values of Aboriginal people. This is core to ACT NRM's commitment to increase opportunities for Aboriginal people to involve them in natural resource management programs and projects. Innovation and mutual respect have helped drive development in cross-Government programs that aim to engage the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community holistically, generating the best outcomes moving forward.

The Aboriginal NRM program works to support ACT Parks and Conservation Service and ACT Heritage to protect culturally significant areas in conjunction with Traditional Custodians.

To achieve outcomes under these priority areas, ACT NRM employs an Aboriginal NRM Facilitator to assist engagement and consultation, and build capacity within the community to deliver projects on the ground.

Priority areas

Group photo of members of the Aboriginal NRM tem. Six priority focus areas have been identified:

More information

Aboriginal NRM Facilitator: Jackson Taylor-Grant
Email: jackson.taylor-grant@act.gov.au
Phone: 02 6207 5032

Aboriginal Education Coordinator: Carly Freeman
Email: carly.freeman@act.gov.au
Phone: 02 6207 9601