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Aboriginal land managers invited to workshop at Brewarrina

Aboriginal land managers are invited to take part in a free two-day workshop at Brewarrina next month that will focus on land management techniques and cultural heritage.

Titled Stepping Up To Manage Country, the workshop will be held at Merriman Shearing School on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 March.

Senior Land Services Officer – Aboriginal Communities, Blackie Gordon said the workshops would include presentations, a property tour and yarning sessions, as well as bush food and entertainment on the Monday night.

"The workshop is the final part of a program coordinated by Local Land Services Western Region, in collaboration with Winds of Change," Mr Gordon said.

"We will cover everything from effective land management techniques to fencing, managing feral animals and protecting and preserving Aboriginal cultural heritage.

"There will be guest speakers to address ways to increase profitability and productivity on the land, as well as tips for accessing services and support.

"Land managers should leave this workshop equipped with tools to improving the environmental outcomes and long-term sustainability of their properties."

All meals and overnight accommodation will be provided and bookings are essential.

Workshop details are:
Merriman Shearing School, Brewarrina
Monday 2 March, 12pm to 4.30pm, followed by dinner and entertainment
Tuesday 3 March, 9.30am to 1pm


To secure a place at the workshop, email Fiona Harris by Friday 20 February or call (02) 6870 8627.

Media contact: 
Donna Ambler 0400 258 690
Blackie Gordon on 0428 607 536