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Project summaries - 2006 Protecting Our Places grants

2006 Protecting Our Places grants
OrganisationProject titleAmount $

Albury and District Aboriginal Lands Council

Canoe tree restoration and enhancement

20,912

Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre

Blue Mountains Indigenous botanic gardens

35,000

Bunjum Aboriginal Co-Operative Limited

Bunjum Coop and BSC Jali lands protection partnership project

30,000

Burra Bee Dee Aboriginal Elders Group Incorporated

Burra Bee Dee - interpretative signage and walking tracks project

33,748

"Edgerton" Kiwiembal Environment, Heritage and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation

Revegetation and habitation of river restoration project

29,473

Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council

Midden and shoreline erosion control - Wapengo Lake

35,000

Mirri Mirri Bunderra Aboriginal Corporation

Bong Bong track gathering round learning place

14,494

Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council

To establish a native bush tucker garden on Aboriginal land

34,000

Mrangalli Aboriginal Corporation

Tingha town common rehabilitation project

23,661

Nanima Pre-School

Our Places

14,090

Nari Nari Tribal Council

Glenhope revegetation project

25,820

Narwan Village Community

Clean up of the environment and development of Narwan Village

35,000

Purfleet-Taree Local Aboriginal Lands Council

Environmental monitoring, education and rehabilitation

34,935

Purfleet-Taree Local Aboriginal Lands Council

Rehabilitation of Sunrise (Purfleet) Indigenous community

34,970

Purrimaibahn Aboriginal Education and Training Unit - TAFE NSW - Hunter

Burri bush tucker garden

23,590

Tibooburra Local Aboriginal Land Council

Increase awareness of Aboriginal heritage and culture

20,000

16 projects

TOTAL

$444,693

Albury and District Aboriginal Lands Council
Canoe tree restoration and enhancement
Grant: $20,912

This project aims to protect an ancient River Red Gum that is a significant canoe tree located on the bank of the Murray River in Corowa. The tree is in serious risk of falling into the river due to erosion processes undermining the bank. After work has been completed, we will put in an interpretation signage educating the local community about the project and the significant of the canoe tree.

Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre
Blue Mountains Indigenous botanic gardens
Grant: $35,000

The project aims to rehabilitate and restore the native vegetation on a tract of land in the Upper Blue Mountains. The project has been loosely promoted as an Indigenous botanic garden, as the project also aims to provide a place where food and medicinal plants identified as used by Aboriginal people, can grow in conditions similar to pre-colonisation. It will also be important for the Aboriginal community, as there will be involvement from local Aboriginal people in the planning, restoration and management of the area. It will also be a place for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to learn about native plants, identifying plants and their traditional uses.

Bunjum Aboriginal Co-operative Limited
Bunjum Coop and BSC Jali lands protection partnership project
Grant: $30,000

The project will fund the protection component of a program to identify and undertake protection and vegetation restoration works on prioritised culturally significant Aboriginal sites in need of active environmental management on Crown, Jali Aboriginal Land Council and Ballina Shire Council land in Ballina Shire. A Jali Aboriginal sites officer, a supervisor and 4 Aboriginal workers will be employed to undertake protection, bush regeneration and land management works. Certified training by DEC and TAFE and on the job skills development will be provided. The project will foster cooperation between JALC, Bunjum Aboriginal Cooperative and Ballina Shire Council.

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Burra Bee Dee Aboriginal Elders Group Incorporated
Burra Bee Dee - interpretative signage and walking tracks project
Grant: $33,748

Burra Bee Dee was originally known as Forky Mountain after the hill that dominates the landscape. Just as it is a significant and organising feature of the landscape, Forky Mountain was significant to the people of Burra Bee Dee as it was a birthplace, a place for burials and a food source. The project will see the building of walking tracks around the sites of the houses, church, school and living cemetery, with interpretative signs installed at these historic sites to tell the Burra Bee Dee stories.

"Edgerton" Kiwiembal Environment, Heritage and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation
Revegetation and habitation of river restoration project
Grant: $29,473

The environmental issues this project is designed to address are the historical over clearing of the landscape for agriculture, leading to fragmentation and loss of habitat for flora and fauna, degradation of existing remnant vegetation by introduced woody weeds, and water quality issues regarding domestic stock access to riparian areas. The project also aims to re-establish native vegetation on areas previously cleared, including areas of the endangered ecological community. It includes the removal of environmental weeds from areas of remnant vegetation, fencing of riparian areas to exclude domestic stock and erection of alternative watering points for stock.

Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council
Midden and shoreline erosion control - Wapengo Lake
Grant: $35,000

This project will ensure the protection of a midden site located on the shores of Wapengo Lake that has significant cultural and heritage values for the traditional owners of the area (Merrimans). With the support of SRCMA, a local Koori team (including a Merrimans sites officer) will trial the effectiveness of several low impact/low cost bio-engineering techniques (such as tea tree bundles, coir logs and vegetation), for dissipating wave energy and stabilising the lake bank adjoining the midden. These techniques build the capacity of the Koori team and provide future options for protecting wave effected banks in other sensitive coastal estuaries.

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Mirri Mirri Bunderra Aboriginal Corporation
Bong Bong track gathering round learning place
Grant: $14,494

Preparation weed control and planting of the site with suitable native plant species along the riparian zone of the Wingecarribee River, Moss Vale. Maintenance program following planting after four months and at 12 months. Development and production and installation of interpretive signage with low impact infrastructure of combination seat table for visiting groups to work on at the site. Development and production of double sided Aboriginal information on native species fact sheets. The local Aboriginal community intends to use the learning place and reference material as an educational growing place, welcoming all to gather round and share the knowledge.

Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council
To establish a native bush tucker garden on Aboriginal land
Grant: $34,000

To clean up the mission with a weed eradication program and then establish a native bush tucker garden which will be used as an educational tool, firstly in teaching Aboriginal people about traditional foods and medicines and secondly, to teach non-Indigenous people about our environment and its value to our community.

Mrangalli Aboriginal Corporation
Tingha town common rehabilitation project
Grant: $23,661

The Tingha town common and surrounds are of considerable cultural significance to Aboriginal people. Large areas are currently degraded due to inadequate vegetation cover, ongoing erosion and grazing pressures. The physical signs of historic tin mining activities are still evident across the common. This project aims to rehabilitate two eroding sites, one wetland and one riparian, through minor earthworks, the re-establishment of local provenance native vegetation and fencing to exclude stock. This work will help protect water quality by stabilising erosion and increasing ground cover and enhancing biodiversity by providing habitat for wildlife.

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Nanima Pre-School
Our Places
Grant: $14,090

This project focuses on producing a picture storybook that targets the three to five year age group to maintain, preserve and protect local Aboriginal cultural heritage values of the landscape in the Wellington local government area. The book will focus on significant local landmarks around Wellington. It is hoped that by producing a storybook, early literacy will also be promoted. The children attending preschool will produce artwork to be used as the illustrations for the picture book.

Nari Nari Tribal Council
Glenhope revegetation project
Grant: $25,820

This project will continue the conservation works carried out by Nari Nari Tribal Council (NNTC) in the past five years. An area of 400 hectares of previously un-revegetated country has been identified and up to 6 separate areas will be targeted for revegetation efforts to provide fauna habitat and soil stabilisation.

Narwan Village Community
Clean up of the environment and development of Narwan Village
Grant: $35,000

This project is to clean up the area around the Narwan Village, plant trees and fence them off from livestock. Build a walking track between the trees with signs about the history of the area and produce a booklet about the history of the area and the locals knowledge of environmental issues.

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Purfleet Taree Local Aboriginal Lands Council
Environmental monitoring, education and rehabilitation

Grant: $34,935

Purfleet Taree Local Aboriginal Lands Council
Rehabilitation of Sunrise (Purfleet) Indigenous community
Grant: $34,970

The project will rehabilitate the old Sunrise (Purfleet) Indigenous Community. Ground penetrating radar will be used to locate up to 300 graves on the site, which only a few are marked. A burial index of the gravesite and names will be published. Formed access and car parking will be provided. A cemetery will be landscaped and beautified.

Purrimaibahn Aboriginal Education and Training Unit - TAFE NSW - Hunter
Burri bush tucker garden
Grant: $23,590

To enable community members to establish and maintain a bush tucker garden on a neglected parcel of land owned by Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Tibooburra Local Aboriginal Land Council
Increase awareness of Aboriginal heritage and culture
Grant: $20,000

To connect water from the town supply to the reserve area, to allow native vegetation planning. This would allow further development of the camping ground where there would be little impact on culturally sensitive areas and allow the Land Council to promote community awareness of the importance of Aboriginal heritage and in particular, this special Aboriginal place.

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Page last updated: 27 February 2011