NRM South’s most recent Aboriginal Engagement forum was held at Hobart’s botanic gardens on 13 June. The focus of this forum was to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal community members and local government NRM staff to discuss partnership opportunities for local government NRM and land management activities.
Representatives from local Aboriginal businesses, pakana services, mina-nina Tourism were on hand to discuss partnership opportunities with local government groups including Parks and Wildlife Tasmania, Clarence City Council, Glenorchy Council, City of Hobart Council and Kingborough Council.
Some great examples of previous successful partnerships were shared during the forum including land management services and an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger summer program. The day wrapped up with participants being taken on a guided walk in the Tasmanian flora section of the gardens in the company of bush foods consultant and garden designer Kris Schaffer.
It was a great afternoon that’s opened up several exciting new partnership ideas!
This forum was supported by NRM South through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme