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Consultation into the Uluru-Kata Draft Management Plan

The submission to the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa Board of Management and Director of National Parks in response to the draft Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Management Plan was prepared by the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group (AEPLG) of the Legal Practice Section.

The world is familiar with the Australian icon Uluru, standing tall and proud in the heart of the Central Australian Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Local aboriginal people, the Anangu, tell of the formation of Uluru and its intricate caves and fissures during the Dreaming. Uluru and Kata Tjuta are living, breathing, cultural landscapes of incredible sacred significance, and have homed the Anangu for many thousands of years. In 1987 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park received UNESCO World heritage status in recognition of its spectacular geological formations, rare plants and animals, and outstanding natural beauty.

In 1994, UNESCO further recognised the park’s cultural landscape – the unique relationship between the natural environment and the belief system of Anangu, one of the oldest societies on earth. It is one of only a few dozen places in the world to receive dual World Heritage listing.

The AEPLG notes and recommends the strongest policy and regulatory support to the cultural heritage significance of Uluru and the National Park.

You can read the full submission below.


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