Landholders, key stakeholders and the community are crucial collaborators throughout the World Heritage process, helping to explore and shape how we can best position the Flinders Ranges to maximise economic opportunities from a potential World Heritage Listing.
Flinders Ranges World Heritage Community Reference Group
The Community Reference Group works to ensure that local perspectives, voices, issues and opportunities are realised throughout the engagement and formal nomination process for World Heritage. The representative areas considered important to this group include:
- Adnyamathanha People
- Tourism sector
- Landholders of key identified properties/sites
- Local Government/Outback Communities Authority/Government
- Local community members – pastoralists, people with particular expertise/interest in geo-tourism, nature based/eco-tourism
- Economic development practitioners
- DEW representatives to guide the process and provide executive support.
Cecilia Woolford is the current independent chair, selected by the group for this role to actively support the community in the development of the World Heritage nomination. Cecilia chaired her first meeting in Feb 2020.
The Community Reference Group meets quarterly in the region. At each meeting, the group develops a set of key messages about the project that can be shared with the wider community.