Banjima Country Management & Rangers
In 2017, BNTAC identified the importance of caring for our community’s Country and commissioned the Banjima Yurlubajagu Strategic Plan (download). This document, made in direct consultation with Banjima Elders, outlines Banjima’s vision for a healthy country and connection to traditional lore.
Banjima Rangers looking after traditional Country
The same year as the Banjima Yurlubajagu Strategic Plan, Banjima Country Management (BCM) and its Ranger program was established. Now, our team of dedicated staff and Banjima Rangers undertakes short and long-term community development projects alongside cultural and conservation work. Our projects are all based on the targets identified in the Plan with a focus on the Banjima community, protecting its land and waters, cultural lore, and language.
BCM and our Banjima Rangers continue to work closely with the Banjima Elders Council for cultural guidance. We also collaborate with other Aboriginal Corporations, not-for-profit organisations, and the mining sector to build our capacity and develop new projects.
Our recent projects on Banjima Country
To Banjima People, all Banjima Country and its elements are important: the animals and plants; the landscape; the water; and the connection to culture.
All these have great cultural and spiritual importance, and Banjima people have stories about many of these that help their conservation and understanding.
Work with us
If you would like to find out more about the program or how you can work with the Banjima Rangers, please contact our Ranger coordinator Zoey Lethbridge on (08) 9216 9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.