Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

NSW Aboriginal Joint Management Network

Aboriginal joint management of parks is an arrangement in which Aboriginal communities share responsibility for park management with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

These web pages support the creation of an Aboriginal Joint Management Network to share information on Aboriginal joint management in NSW.

The Aboriginal Joint Management Network includes:

  • Aboriginal communities negotiating joint management agreements with OEH
  • Aboriginal communities working with OEH on the management of parks
  • The Aboriginal Joint Management boards of management and committees which have been established through formal agreements with OEH for the joint management of parks, and the Aboriginal communities that they represent.

If you want to include information on these pages, please contact the Aboriginal Co-management Unit, Parks and Wildlife Group via email or on 9585 6626.

Joint Management Custodians (Meetings)

The Chairs or representatives of the Aboriginal Joint Management Boards and Committees are known as the Joint Management Custodians of NSW.

The Custodians met for the first time in March 2009 and meet regularly to exchange information, counsel and make recommendations to the Chief Executive of OEH and the Minister for Environment on matters relating to the joint management of parks in NSW.

The Custodians are informed by and provide information to the broader network of Aboriginal communities involved in joint management of parks in NSW. More information on the meetings is available including the Joint Management Custodians strategic plan, terms of reference and meeting procedures as well as a summary of each meeting.

Current joint management agreements

Information on each of the current joint management agreements and a map showing the location of jointly managed parks in NSW.

Aboriginal Joint Management Network board and committee administration information

Information for new and existing board and committee members regarding payments, travel and other administrative issues is available at Administration information. 

External funding

Information on funding opportunities, including tips for applying for grants.

Page last updated: 20 March 2012