The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is trying to find ways to improve its planning processes and has established the Management Planning Reform Aboriginal Reference Group to gather ideas and make sure Traditional Owner needs are recognised in the management planning process.

An expression of interest process was conducted in March 2024 to identify Traditional Owners, joint and cooperative management partners and other Aboriginal individuals with experience in land and sea management planning, who were interested in becoming a member of this newly formed reference group. This EOI has now closed.

The role of the reference group will be to:

  • provide advice on the management planning process and management plans, specifically relating to joint management planning
  • share ideas and suggest solutions to improve management planning
  • provide input into the development of communication material, to raise awareness about management planning.

If you have any questions about the Management Planning Reform Aboriginal Reference Group, please email or phone Helena Waldmann on 9219 8224. 

Piccaninny. Phot Peter Nicholas/DBCA

Karijini National Park. Photo Samille Mitchell/DBCA

Ningaloo Coast. Photo Samille Mitchell/DBCA