New protection for five million hectares around Uluru

New protected area to help Anangu people re-engage with heritage
New protected area to help Anangu people re-engage with heritage

FIVE million hectares of land around Uluru has been declared an Indigenous Protected Area.

The declaration will allow traditional owners to better preserve sites of cultural significance in the region through federal government funding.

Central Land Council director David Ross said on Thursday that the new protected area in the Northern Territory would help the Anangu people re-engage in traditional cultural practices.

"They can get out on country for burning, clearing of water holes or ceremony and to take young people out with them and pass on cultural knowledge," he said.

Australia has 51 Indigenous Protected Areas covering more than 36 million hectares in total.


Topics:  aboriginal uluru

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Man flees north after stealing flatmate's bank card

MEAN FLATMATE: Trent Hancock, 35, ripped-off his Ipswich house mate by using her bankcard then quickly left for Far North Queensland.

Hancock had been a boarder in Brassall during late 2014

Mum ropes teen boy into pitiful drug operation

Cops spied on Sarah Amanda-Lee Junge's texts and calls.

Lots of customers, not much profit

Best-selling sci-fi author to visit Springfield

Best-selling sci-fi and fantasy author, Kylie Chan is coming to BOOK FACE Orion.

Science fiction meets ancient Eastern mythology

Local Partners