On Friday March 1 SA Business Manager Susan Lee facilitated a tourism planning session with the Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation Board of Directors, traditional elders, and members who are custodians of land incorporating Witjira National Park on the SA/NT border.
Witjira NP is famous for a sacred site: Dalhousie Springs is well known by outback travellers, and used still today for its profound healing properties by humans and animals alike. The site is linked to a powerful rainbow serpent creation storyline running from outback Queensland into Western Australia.
The day resulted in a Statement of Direction from Directors representing Aboriginal communities from the north, south, east and west of Irrwanyere lands.
"Together we will explore long-term ways to balance culture, tourism, ecology and economic opportunities," Susan said.
Susan Lee with participants from the tourism planning session.