Landcare and protection of
significant Aboriginal sites
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
(MLALC) owns land
in Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment
and has successfully applied for funding to pay
for people to remove weeds and protect Aboriginal sites of
MLALC is employing a qualified Aboriginal Bush
Regenerator as the Culture & Land Officer for MLALC.
|Aboriginal young people working under supervision by
trained bush regnerator are working on weed control -
removing Whisky Grass, Pampas Grass and African Love
grass from Metropolitan Local
Aboriginal Land Council land.
This is important
work - stopping weed seeds from being carried across from
this land to other nearby bushland in the catchment of
Some areas need to be protected
from recreational users such as bush walkers, horse riders, mountain bike riders or
motor bike riders because there are endangered species
present or because there are sites of Aboriginal heritage
We trust that once people realise there
are good reasons for closing some areas to recreational use,
that they will respect this and work with MLALC to improve
the biodiversity of the area and to protect significant
sites for the generations to come.
Working on weeds
It is important that we help to educate the public about the
significance of Aboriginal Heritage
which is very important in
Aboriginal Culture. This Heritage needs to be protected and passed on to younger generations.
All Australians are enriched by
the diversity of culture in our country and particularly by the
presence of significant Aboriginal Heritage.
One of the Aboriginal sites that had been damaged at Belrose
has been repaired and signposted by MLALC.
and other recreational visitors to the area now respect
the Moon Rock site
and it has been
nominated and declared as an Aboriginal Place.
NSW Heritage Minister Mark Speakman announced
this on Wednesday 26th October 2016.
This Aboriginal Place
declaration will now
provide added protection
for the Moon Rock site at Belrose for the future.
Signs and fencing indicate
the presence of important
- either because of
threats to biodiversity
or because of significant
Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Closing off tracks that lead to areas of importance
These photos are of Aboriginal trainees
learning to provide similar protection for sites around Red Hill.
Some sites are where threatened species of plants or wildlife
are found and some are of Aboriginal significance
people have damaged or removed some of the signage.
hope caring people will help to spread the word about the
importance of respect for the work being done
Metroplitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
and the training
and work experience being undertaken by young Aboriginal