Cultural Management Plan

The Murujuga Cultural Management Plan 2015 (MCMP) is the culmination of a two-year, intensive project undertaken by Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation, Murujuga Land and Sea Unit and Urban Design Landscape Architects. The purpose of the MCMP is to bring together the cultural, historical, and environmental knowledge of the five traditional Aboriginal language groups of the area.

The MCMP provides a way for visitors to Murujuga – whether they are tourists, government officials, or industry representatives, to learn about the land and sea country from the perspective of the traditional Aboriginal Custodians. The combined land and sea management knowledge of the five traditional Aboriginal groups, which has been bequeathed from ancient times to the present generation, has been compiled into one volume in order to further traditional understanding and to foster sustainable land and sea use practices.

The MCMP clearly establishes the key principles for managing country in accordance with traditional Aboriginal lore and cultural practices. These principles act in harmony with the seasons and the natural environment to preserve the health and wellbeing of the land and its people.

The Murujuga National Park Management Plan 78 (2013) was the first management plan used by the MLSU & the Department of Parks and Wildlife (now the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – Parks and Wildlife Service) as a key component of the Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement.