Living on Country


An important part of our Healthy Country vision is for Traditional Owners to be able to live on Country with sustainable livelihoods. WGAC has established a Living-on-Country Program to assist Traditional Owner families’ communal need to enjoy their Country. Initially we aim to establish remote seasonal ranger stations and to acquire a ranger vessel to support Traditional Owners’ access to Country. We also want to identify industries and opportunities that can support indigenous livelihoods such as tourism, oil and gas, fishing and aquaculture. Our objective is to support families to establish outstations and live on Country. It is important that these livelihood opportunities are not restricted by marine reserve zoning. Important indicators are the number of family groups living on Country and the number of Traditional Owners having the opportunity to spend time on Country.

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