Healthy Country Plans
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania established the ‘Post-contact Aboriginal heritage and shared values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Project’ in 2020.
Funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments and managed by Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania, the project aims to increase the contribution and provide opportunities for Aboriginal people to have input into and manage the values of the World Heritage property. This is undertaken by the identification of post-contact Aboriginal heritage and shared values and development of Healthy Country Plans.
A Healthy Country Plan (HCP) has been developed for Recherche Bay and surrounding area with over 50 Aboriginal people participating in its development. The development of the plan has also engaged and involved staff from within the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, non-government agencies including the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and Leprena Trust, and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and NRM South.
The following video was developed during an on Country session completed as part of the development of the HCP for Recherche Bay.