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The Gully Aboriginal Place – Have Your Say on Plan of Management

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Council and The Gully Traditional Owners, invite the community to contribute to a review of the Plan of Management for The Gully in Katoomba, a Place of Aboriginal Significance.
Blue Mountains City Council, working closely with The Gully Traditional Owners, is undertaking a review of the existing Plan of Management for The Gully in Katoomba and is inviting the community to get involved.

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said "Council has a strong commitment to working closely with Traditional Owner groups to care for Country. The revised Plan of Management for The Gully will guide the future use and management of this significant site over the next 10-15 years.

"In recognition of their deep connection with this place, in 2008 Council entered into a Co-Management Agreement with The Gully Traditional Owners. Through this relationship, it is fitting that the Traditional Owners and Council work hand in hand to develop the new Plan of Management, and that Aboriginal cultural values, and the aspirations of the Traditional Owners, shape the vision for the future."

The Gully is a dedicated Aboriginal Place under NSW law in recognition of the continuous occupation of the area by Aboriginal People until forced eviction of all residents of The Gully in 1957. Until this time it was a living place for Aboriginal people since time immemorial, with plenty of shelter, clean water and food.

Chairperson of the Gully Traditional Owner Inc., Aunty Merle Williams, said, "The Gully is a sacred place to the Aboriginal community who came from the Gully. It was a place for everybody, regardless of who you were or where you came from.

It is important that The Gully is managed in a culturally appropriate way using both traditional and contemporary practices." 

The current plan, the Upper Kedumba River Valley Plans of Management, covers three public reserves within The Gully including Frank Walford Park, McRae's Paddock and a section of Katoomba Falls Reserve. The revised plan will also consider these areas.

Preliminary community consultation is currently underway to inform the development of a draft Plan of Management. It is intended to place the draft plan on public exhibition in March 2019 for further community feedback.

The review is being funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage through the NSW Heritage Grants - Aboriginal Heritage Projects program.

 
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