2021 KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award – NT

People hiking the East MacDonnell Ranges
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Yeperenye Nature Park Traditional Owner Group

Traditional owners of the Yeperenye/Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park led the development and construction of a new 8km walking and mountain biking trail between Anthwerrke (Emily Gap) and Atherrke (Jessie Gap) in the East MacDonnell Ranges. The Traditional Owners used rent money received from the park to fund the entire project, from initial alignment scoping to completion, topped off by construction employment for 33 Traditional Owners. Now open to the public, the trail is helping conserve and showcase the cultural and environmental values of the area.