Arltunga Historical Reserve Draft Joint Management Plan open for Public Consultation


The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS), with Eastern Arrernte Traditional Owners, are inviting members of the public to have their say on the draft Joint Management Plan for Arltunga Historical Reserve (Arnerre-ntyenge).

Arltunga Historical Reserve (Arnerre-ntyenge) is situated 110km east of Alice Springs, amongst the hilly terrain of the East MacDonnell Ranges.

It offers visitors a unique insight into a shared cultural landscape, incorporating Eastern Arrernte sacred sites, Aboriginal archaeological sites historical buildings and a shared mining history.

The draft Plan sets out management in line with the Reserve’s cultural values, its status as an authentic historical goldmining experience and a place for conservation.

You can Have Your Say by visiting the consultation web page and providing written submissions to:

Park Planning
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security
PO Box 1120 Alice Springs NT 0871

Or email

Public submissions will close on 5 March.

Quotes from Chris Day, Senior Director, Parks and Wildlife Commission:

“We are so lucky to have such beautiful national parks that are loved by Territorians and play a huge role in tourism in the Northern Territory, attracting people from interstate and overseas. They are also of vital importance to Aboriginal Traditional Owners.

“Joint Management Plans ensure Traditional Owners are involved in managing a park every step of the way, and the knowledge they bring to the process is invaluable.

“The public now have a chance to help shape the future of Arltunga Historical Reserve (Arnerre-ntyenge), and I encourage you to have a look at the Draft Plan and have your say.”

DEPWS Media Manager 0476 844 832

Arltunga Historical Reserve

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