The Queensland Murray-Darling Rangers project showcases reconciliation in action, with Queensland Murray-Darling Catchments Limited working with eight Traditional Owner groups and up to 60 landowners across the region to implement their Caring for Country Plan. The region crosses a wide geographical area and reaches from Goondiwindi to Mitchell and Tara in Queensland.
The eight Traditional Owner groups include: Barunggam, Bidjara, Bigambul, Gunggari, Kambuwal, Kamilaroi/Goomeroi, Kooma and Mandandanji. The Queensland Murray-Darling Rangers are continuing to work with Traditional Owner groups as they implement a range of environmental projects on a variety of land tenures — some 10 million hectares. They are focusing on projects to keep country healthy, to protect heritage and to conserve, maintain, manage and repair the environment.
This project aims to contribute to long-term employment and to build small business opportunities for Aboriginal communities and individuals.