Director of National Parks, 2010
ISBN 978 0 9807460 1 3
About the Plan
The Aboriginal traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Nguraritja) have looked after, and in turn been looked after by, the land for over one thousand generations. Aboriginal use of the land over that time is reflected throughout the Uluru-Kata Tjuta landscape, which is recognised as a World Heritage area of outstanding universal value. Many places in the park are of enormous spiritual and cultural importance to Nguraritja. The park also contains features such as Uluru-Kata Tjuta which have become major symbols of Australia.
Joint management brings together cultural and scientific knowledge and experience, different governance processes, and interweaves two law systems - Piranpa law and Tjukurpa. Working together means learning from each other, respecting each other's cultures and finding innovative ways to bring together different ways of seeing and interpreting the landscape and its people.
Nguraritja and Parks Australia share decision-making for the management of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This plan will set out how this cultural landscape and iconic national park will be managed for the next 10 years.
It embraces the challenges, builds on lessons learnt, and above all recognises the good will of the joint management partners to continue the journey together.
The Management Plan for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has been prepared under provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and meets all the statutory requirements for a management plan under that Act.
Copies of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act may be purchased from Australian Government Bookshops or may be viewed on the online at comlaw.gov.au.
Obtaining a hard copy
Hard copies of the draft plan are available by contacting the Community Information Unit, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, by emailing email@example.com or calling 1800 803 772. Copies are also available through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by calling (08) 8956 1100 or through the Parks Australia office in Darwin on (08) 8920 1300. Copies of the draft plan are free of charge.
For more information on Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit environment.gov.au/parks/uluru