On a trip to Karratha Premier Mark McGowan has announced $1.33 million dollars will be included in the next state government budget for the planning of the Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre and Tourism Precinct at Conzinc Bay on the Burrup Peninsula.
The Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre and Tourism Precinct will provide a state-of-the-art interpretive centre for the rock art of the Burrup Peninsula and support cultural tourism activities for visitors to the Pilbara region.
The State Budget will also include $649,000 for the implementation of the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy to deliver a scientifically rigorous approach to monitoring, managing and protecting the unique rock art.
“The Burrup Peninsula is home to a high concentration of incredible rock art that dates back thousands of years,” said Premier McGowan. “It is of immense cultural and spiritual significance to Aboriginal people, and possesses enormous heritage value to Western Australia.
“The Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre will allow the stories of the rock art to be told effectively and will become the focal point for any future tourism opportunities in the area.
Source: ABC Pilbara