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Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board

Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board

“Every day, as members of the Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board, we recommit to healing ourselves, each other and the communities we represent, to co-creating alongside our fellow Australians, allies and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported.

We acknowledge, respect and celebrate differences and commonalities.

We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Aboriginal people and, by extension, all people.”

The Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board is one of nine regional Landscape boards that administer the new Landscape South Australia Act 2019 as of 01 July 2020.

Board members are all respected leaders from across the AW region, recognised for their leadership skills and standing in the community.

The new board places a strong emphasis on engaging Aboriginal people in effective soil and water management and weed and feral animal control.

The AW Landscape Board has nine Aboriginal voting members, all of whom have an interest and expertise in landscape management (caring for Country) and Indigenous issues.

For more information about South Australia's landscape boards please see landscape.sa.gov.au.

Our Role

The AW Landscape Board is the only all-Aboriginal board operating in this capacity in Australia. The board is unique in that it can advise on landcare-related issues affecting the communities and culture of the region.

They also support effective ways of communicating and working in partnership with organisations, agencies, communities, traditional owners, elders and individuals for mutual benefit ‘ngapartji ngapartji’.

The board is responsible for the development and delivery of the Management Plan for the region. This plan, like the AW Landscape Plan is developed in partnership with the community and stakeholders and aims to ensure that there is a balance between the needs of the community and the environment. Both plans set targets for the environment in the region, and are delivered by the AW team through a diverse range of programs and projects across the region.

Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Plan

The AW team works together with the community to manage our environment in a way that achieves a balance between our collective need for resources and the needs of our environment. Our work aims to achieve the targets set out in the region’s Management Plan.

Our Charter

A ROADMAP for AW Landscape Board governance for our community, partners, investors and for us.

The Alinytjara Wilurara Board Charter provides a broad description of the elements of governance and the processes that will ensure the Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board (the Board) operates effectively and efficiently in fulfilling its functions as defined in the Landscape Act 2019 (the Landscape Act).

Our vision

Our vision for the region is for ‘a healthy and valued region, managed responsibly now, for the future benefit of people and country’.

Landscape Board members

Read a detailed profile of each of our board members.

Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board

Nominations for the Board

Expressions of Interest are sought on an ongoing basis.

The AW Landscape Board is seeking applications from Traditional Owners who either live within the AW region or elsewhere, and have proof of their connection to Country within the region.

Click here for more information about board nominations.

Board members are community members that are appointed by the Minister for Environment and Water. For further information please contact us.

More information

Board Executive Officer

08 8463 4843

aw.landscapeboard@sa.gov.au