Landcare and protection of significant Aboriginal sites

Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) owns land in Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment
and has successfully applied for funding to pay for people to remove weeds and protect Aboriginal sites of significance.
MLALC is employing a qualified Aboriginal Bush Regenerator as the Culture & Land Officer for MLALC.

Weed removal

Aboriginal young people working under supervision by MLALC’s trained bush regnerator are working on weed control – removing Whisky Grass, Pampas Grass and African Love grass from Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council land.

This is important work – stopping weed seeds from being carried across from this land to other nearby bushland in the catchment of Narrabeen Lagoon.

Some areas need to be protected from recreational users such as bush walkers, horse riders, mountain bike riders or motor bike riders because there are endangered species present or because there are sites of Aboriginal heritage importance.

Working on weeds

We trust that once people realise there are good reasons for closing some areas to recreational use, that they will respect this and work with MLALC to improve the biodiversity of the area and to protect significant sites for the generations to come.

It is important that we help to educate the public about the significance of Aboriginal Heritage which is very important in Aboriginal Culture. This Heritage needs to be protected and passed on to younger generations. All Australians are enriched by the diversity of culture in our country and particularly by the presence of significant Aboriginal Heritage.
One of the Aboriginal sites that had been damaged at Belrose has repaired and signposted. Bike riders now respect the Moon Rock site and it has been nominated and now declared as an Aboriginal Place. The NSW Heritage Minister Mark Speakman announced this on Wednesday 26th October 2016.

This Aboriginal Place declaration will now provide added protection for the Moon Rock site at Belrose for the future.