Traditional Owners in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac (MWI) region have taken an active regional role with the development of their new Strategic Plan 2017-2027.
The strategic plan will be used by the MWI Traditional Owner Reference Group (TORG) to seek support from its partners to deliver cultural heritage environmental management programs, as well as community communication and education programs.
The group is an established not-for-profit entity, and aspires to make our region a leader in proactive cultural heritage and environmental management.
The MWI TORG are representatives of the seven tribal groups of Country bound by the MWI Natural Resource Management boundary. Collectively they consist of members of the Juru, Gia, Ngaro, Yuwibara, Koinmerburra, Barada and Wiri people.
They are committed to managing, maintaining and protecting their peoples’ tribal lands and sea.
Together, they discuss, develop and deliver opportunities to build capacity within the group and share cultural heritage and environmental values.
The MWI TORG Strategic Plan 2017 – 2027 presents a high-level document for the direction, aims and goals of the MWI TORG as they develop from an advisory body to a more active agency in the region.