Useful information and organisations that support Aboriginal NRM.

Aboriginal Heritage Sites in the ACT

A manual of Aboriginal heritage site types in the ACT.

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015-2018

This Agreement is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the community and their organisations to develop the opportunities, knowledge and skills to build an empowered, resilient and sustainable future.

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants Programs

The aim of these grant programs is to provide funding support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for leadership training for both formal and informal development opportunities for participants and to showcase the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT community through the development of innovative projects that contribute to sustainable communities by highlighting and promoting cultural diversity and social harmony.

ACT Environment Grants

ACT Environment Grants fund community-based projects that support on-ground environmental activities consistent with the ACT Government’s policies.

ACT Heritage

ACT Heritage provides administrative support to the ACT Heritage Council and advice to the Minister for Planning about the range of heritage matters for which they are responsible. ACT Heritage also provides advice and assistance to heritage property owners and other members of the community about all aspects of heritage in the ACT, including nominations, the heritage registration process, the effects of heritage listing, and conservation and architectural advice in relation to proposed works and development.

ACT Heritage Grants

The ACT Heritage Grants Program is an annual funding program administered by the ACT Government to assist the community in working to conserve and promote the heritage of the ACT.

ACT Parks and Conservation Service – Murrumbung Rangers

The Murumbung Rangers is a network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff across ACT Parks and Conservation Service who together help manage culturally significant areas and projects relating to the management of national parks, reserves, wildlife, forests and rural lands in the ACT.

ACT Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

The Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs provides strategic advice to the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT. The Office coordinates a whole-of-government approach to issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents and provides secretariat and administrative support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body and the United Ngunnawal Elders Council.

ACT Water Resource Plan

The ACT Water Resource Plan provides an overview of water resources in the ACT, and the policy approach to water planning and management. It sets out the government’s plan for the management of the Territory’s surface water and groundwater resources, including managing water use under the ‘sustainable diversion limits’ set for the ACT, long-term environmental flow arrangements and water quality management.

Buru Ngunawal Aboriginal Corporation

Buru Ngunawal Aboriginal Corporation was set up so that the cultural heritage of the Ngunawal people would be protected and conserved for future generations.

Bushfire Management in the ACT

As a land manager in both the ACT and NSW (Googong Foreshores), the ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) has a legal responsibility which includes managing bushfire fuels on its land and limiting the spread of fire on and from its lands.

Canberra Institute of Technology

CIT has an impressive 90 year history providing technical and further education in the ACT and surrounding area. Today, it trains around 20,000 students each year, touching more lives post- secondary school than any other tertiary education institution in the ACT.

Campbell Page

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to transforming people’s lives by securing long-term employment for the most disadvantaged. Campbell Page partners with government, communities and individuals in a movement that provides widespread access to sustainable employment.

Greening Australia

Greening Australia has teams in 30 locations around the country and over 150 staff Greening Australia is proudly independent not-for-profit organisation using the latest science to guide what’s best for landscapes and the people and wildlife that live in them.

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Gugan Gulwan is an Aboriginal youth centre located in the ACT suburb of Wanniassa. It works with its clients through a range of programs including a Drug and Alcohol program, a Child, Youth and Family Support Program, NDIS outreach Program and a Reconnect Program to support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Murray Darling Basin Authority

The Murray Darling Basin Authority establishes and monitors the sustainable and integrated management of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin.

Murray Darling Basin Plan

The Basin Plan was developed as a requirement of the Water Act 2007 and is a significant step in the ongoing process of managing the Basin’s water for the benefit of all its users and the environment.

Murray Lower Darling River Indigenous Nations

The Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations is a confederation of Indigenous Nations or traditional owners in the lower southern part of the Murray Darling Basin representing over 24 nations from the following Nations.

Murumbung Ranger Tours

Experience Ngunnawal country with an Aboriginal ranger and gain an insight into the cultural landscape of the region.

National Landcare Programme

The National Landcare Programme is investing in projects that build on our partnerships with Indigenous people and communities so they have the opportunity to fully participate in land and sea management, drawing on their significant and unique knowledge, skills and responsibilities.

Ngunnawal Plant Use

The ACT Government, the United Ngunnawal Elders Council, Ngunnawal community and Greening Australia have come together to produce the Ngunnawal Plant Use field guide to recognise and value local Aboriginal knowledge and promote Aboriginal natural resource management knowledge in this region.

NSW Aboriginal Land Council

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of its members and the broader Aboriginal community in NSW. The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for its people and being politically proactive and voicing the position of Aboriginal people on issues that affect them.

Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural and Land Management Services

Thunderstone educates the wider community about the rich history and cultural practices of the Ngunawal people, and the importance of preserving and protecting this culture from being lost or destroyed.

Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

The Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation is working with the Indigenous Community and local Government to find new and innovative ways to improve the lives of Indigenous people.

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service operated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the ACT.