Regional Aboriginal Consultation Guidelines
In 2010 the EMRC commenced development of Regional Aboriginal Consultation Guidelines to assist EMRC member councils in dealing respectfully, efficiently and effectively with river management, project planning and approvals with Aboriginal heritage and engagement with the Aboriginal community, whilst also ensuring compliance with the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972.
The guidelines will build on previous work undertaken by the EMRC and its member councils and more recently the Swan Canning Riverpark Iconic Trails Project (SCRITP) with the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC), Perth Region Natural Resource Management and the Swan River Trust.
The Swan Canning Riverpark Iconic Trails Project aims to connect the community to the natural and cultural environment surrounding the Swan Canning Riverpark through the development of a network of trails. Development of the project is coordinated by the Swan River Trust. The project will map out significant Noongar, European and natural heritage sites, identify missing links in the existing trail network and implement on-ground works to complete a continuous trail network. The EMRC is represented on the SCRITP Steering Group.
Stage one of the project has been completed and the project report and related documentation can be downloaded from the SWALSC website at: