Media & Updates

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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April stakeholders news: COVID-19 pandemic, rock art monitoring program update & the WA museum

Welcome to the launch of our new quarterly newsletter which is helping us communicate with our stakeholders and remain connected. In this months newsletter, we talk about; An update from the CEO, Peter Jeffries COVID-19 Precautions in the Pilbara Puliyapang to manage Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Program Murujuga Art Exhibition at the WA Museum Meet the MAC Chairperson, Peter...

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West Pilbara leaders unite on COVID-19 prevention systems

Preparations commence to minimise potential COVID-19 impacts in the West Pilbara Urgent call for corporate donations of personal hygiene supplies for remote communities MAC initiates collaborative planning and action management Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is helping drive a proactive approach towards the prevention and reduction of potential impacts from COVID-19...

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Joint Media Release: Murujuga world heritage listing one step closer

The Australian Government has lodged a submission for Murujuga Cultural Landscape in north-west WA to be included on Australia’s World Heritage Tentative List, marking the first step in a bid to secure World Heritage listing of the site. Australian Government Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the nomination had been submitted on behalf of the Western Australian Government and the...

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Puliyapang Pty Ltd appointed to monitor Murujuga rock art

Puliyapang Pty Ltd (Puliyapang) appointed to monitor Aboriginal rock art on Murujuga World best practice scientific monitoring and analysis program The State Government today announced the appointment of Puliyapang to develop and implement a monitoring program for the Aboriginal rock art on Murujuga - the Aboriginal name for the Dampier Archipelago, including the Burrup...

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Plans progress for massive Burrup urea plant

PLANNING and environmental approvals for Australian's largest urea fertiliser production plant on the Burrup Peninsula, near Karratha, can be sought now the local Aboriginal corporation has backed the proposal. Perdaman Industries, the Perth-based arm of a private family-owned Western Australian-India conglomerate which hopes to have the US$4.5 billion (A$6.6b) plant operating by 2024, has...

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