Aboriginal NRM

ACT Natural Resource Management (NRM) Aboriginal NRM program supports the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community by developing initiatives reflecting their voice. In the face of high youth suicide and incarceration rates, and a range of other serious health and social issues, it is important to be innovative and develop cross sectoral programs with the aim to engage the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community holistically to get the best outcomes.

The ACT has no recognised Native Title or Indigenous land agreements but does have about 3,500 recorded Aboriginal heritage sites and areas that are very culturally significant to the Ngunnawal people and surrounding Wolgalu, Ngarigu, Gundungurra, Ngambri and Yuin peoples. 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 find out more contact:

Aboriginal NRM Facilitator

Darren Chong - Darren.Chong@act.gov.au or (02 ) 6207 5032

Aboriginal Education Coordinator

Carly Freeman – Carly.Freeman@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 9601

Our Work

What we do in the community

Case Studies

Examples of projects we coordinate


Stakeholders, initiatives and funding opportunities in Aboriginal NRM