Pilbara rock art custodians want WA government, Woodside to hit pause on Burrup projects

WA Today/SMH
Peter Milne, March 24, 2022

Traditional Owners of Murujuga, home of one million Indigenous rock engravings carved over about 50,000 years, have demanded the WA government and gas giant Woodside stop development in the World Heritage-nominated area until they can properly consider the impact on their culture.

In an open letter to the state government and Woodside investors, 27 traditional custodians have called for funds to take care of their ancient heritage without relying on industry support, removal of a gag order from the agreement governing the area, and a pause on Woodside’s Scarborough LNG development until they can properly consider its impact and give their free and informed consent.

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Read the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Murujuga open letter