The WA Government will deliver $1.33 million to progress planning for the Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre and Tourism Precinct at Conzinc Bay on the Burrup Peninsula.
The funding, to be included in the 2019-20 State Budget, will allow the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) to complete detailed design and planning work for the centre and will ensure it is in a strong position to attract additional funding.
The Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre and Tourism Precinct is an exciting project that will provide a state-of-the-art interpretive centre for the rock art of the Burrup Peninsula – an unparalleled public art gallery of more than a million petroglyphs.
It will also provide infrastructure to support cultural tourism activities, providing an outstanding new destination for visitors to the Pilbara region.
The State Budget will also include $649,000 for the implementation of the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy to deliver a scientifically rigorous approach to monitoring, managing and protecting the unique rock art.
The WA Government is committed to protecting and promoting the world-class cultural heritage located on the Burrup Peninsula.
In 2018, it commenced the process to nominate the Burrup Peninsula and surrounds for World Heritage listing with UNESCO, bringing global recognition to one of the most iconic and culturally significant sites in the State.
The Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre and Tourism Precinct will be the key to unlocking the tourism potential of the Burrup whilst ensuring that this iconic location is protected and managed for future generations.
Source: WA Government