West Australian – Tom Zaunmayr
Friday, 15 February 2019
Decades of bickering over the impact of heavy industry on Australia’s biggest rock art gallery could be put to bed, with the State Government set to turn up the focus on air pollution on the Burrup Peninsula.
The Burrup Peninsula—or Murujuga—is home to more than one million petroglyphs between 200 and 50,000 years old, as well as some of the state’s biggest resources projects including Rio Tinto ports, Woodside’s Pluto and Karratha Gas Plants, and Yara’s fertiliser and explosives plants.
Under the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy released today, The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation will oversee implementation and analysis of air quality monitoring to determine whether rock art on the peninsula is degrading at an accelerated rate.