A management plan for the Nullarbor Parks was being developed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), in conjunction with the Nullarbor Parks Advisory Committee. Similarly, a management plan was being developed for the Yellabinna and Warna Manda Parks in conjunction with the Yumbarra Conservation Park Co-management Board. Both plans were developed using the Far West Coast Healthy Country Plan as a basis.
We commended this approach to plan development, where Far West Coast Aboriginal people's knowledge and aspirations are central. We commented that the implementation of these plans is critical and that establishing and supporting Indigenous ranger groups may be one way of facilitating implementation, where this aligns with the aspirations of Far West Coast Aboriginal people.
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