Western Australia

Funding for Aboriginal rangers delivered

The WA Government has announced the first round of recipients for its landmark $20 million, five-year Aboriginal Ranger Program.

In Kalgoorlie to celebrate the awarding of funds, WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the program was providing significant new jobs and training opportunities for Aboriginal people including 47 female Aboriginal ranger positions.

The 13 recipient groups will employ rangers to undertake land and sea management including conservation, cultural, tourism and education activities across a range of tenures.

The State Government will work with the successful recipients to finalise a funding agreement over the coming months. The Royalties for Regions-funded program is being administered by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Source: WA Government