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Hatchery-bred oysters transferred to Pilbara trial sites

Establishing a commercial Tropical Rock Oyster industry in the Pilbara is a step closer with more than 30,000 hatchery-grown spat (juvenile oysters) transferred to new trial sites off the Karratha coast as part of the WA Tropical Rock Oyster Research and Development project, as announced by the Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Fisheries today. In partnership with Murujuga, who...

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Ngajarli rock art viewing boardwalk officially reopened and Tentative World Heritage List celebrated

New $1.3 million Ngajarli Trail now open First recreation site developed within Murujuga National Park Local businesses crucial to construction of the project Visitors to Murujuga National Park now have improved access to viewing culturally significant rock art with a new walking trail and signage. The Ngajarli Trail will showcase a site, which is the easiest area in the national...

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WA Recovery Plan injects $150 million into State’s tourism industry

The McGowan Government has made an $150 million tourism package investment to support Western Australia's tourism sector as it responds to the impacts of COVID-19, as part of the WA Recovery Plan. Many of the State's natural icons are set to undergo major improvements, which will create a pipeline of jobs, help get people back into work, and people out visiting the WA attractions and...

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Murujuga Expo announced for Monday 27 July 2020

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) are excited to announce the first Murujuga Expo! Supporting MAC members and the local community in achieving their business and employment goals, we would love to see all our MAC members and community members attending, everyone is warmly welcome. Monday 27 July 2020 10am – 2:30pm Roebourne TAFE 5 Fraser Street, Roebourne Free entry Door...

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Seabed search uncovers Australia’s first underwater Aboriginal sites and 8500-year-old artefacts

Archaeology discovery project discovers Australia’s first subsea-level Aboriginal archaeological sites and historic artefacts on the northwest Dampier Archipelago seafloor. More than 269 artefacts mapped across multiple sites dating thousands of years. Remote sensing technology and scientific divers help reveal significant missing links in the region’s cultural history and...

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Three UWA projects receive $3.1 million in national research funding

A project that aims to learn more about WA’s ancient past through rock art and climate change in the Dampier Archipelago, research into ways of enhancing wellbeing in Australians and scientists examining community experiences of urban development, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. The funding, announced...

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Food security project launched in Ieramagadu

Do you live in Roebourne, Weymul, Cheeditha, Ngurrawana or 5 Mile? Are you having trouble getting to the shops for groceries or need a bit of extra help to buy groceries? Call Rebecca or Carrie in Yaandina’s Family Support team on 9182 1120. They can help with food cards, pre-packed grocery boxes and blankets and sheets. Items will be delivered to your door so you can stay safe at...

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Tropical black lip rock oyster breeding trials return successful results

Black lip rock oyster broodstock collected from Cone Bay successfully bred in Perth marine shellfish hatchery as part of major research and development project. Oyster spat will be relocated in September to trial oyster farms, including Murujuga’s Flying Foam Passage site on the Burrup Peninsula. Significant project milestone achieved which is helping pave the path for new jobs on...

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Rock oyster research

Researchers are looking into WA's potential to produce tropical rock oysters in an effort to diversify the state's aquaculture industry, and generate jobs. The team has successfully bred Black Lip Rock Oysters taken from the Kimberley at a hatchery, marking their first major milestone in the research project. View the video by clicking here Source: GWN...

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Car & boat wash moves closer to reality

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation development site in Tambrey Shopping Precinct leased to Karratha Car Wash Pty Ltd Car wash receives development approval from the City of Karratha The proposed development will include automatic and high-pressure car, boat and trailer wash facilities, vacuum bays and a dog wash Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation’s commercial site on Bathgate Road in...

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