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Town Planning for Aboriginal Culture (1997)

Working to the Broome Shire Council and the Rubibi
Aboriginal Land Culture and Development Working
Group, Ian Brashaw engaged Traditional Owners
through an extensive process to identify future land
uses for the Broome Peninsula. Specifically uses that
recognised Aboriginal heritage and cultural needs.
Integral in the process was Ian’s leaning about the
meaning of Country leading to the development of a
mutual trust, which endeavoured to translate the
Traditional Owners’ desires into strategic planning
directions for the Peninsula. Funded by the Federal
Local Government Development Programme, the
strategic plan was submitted to the Local Authority
as an input to the Broome Town Planning Scheme
Review.

Significantly, an outcome of the study was the creation
of Environmental Cultural Corridors to provide for
connection to Country, Flora and Fauna habitat linkage
and drainage functions. A paper on the findings was
presented to the Planning Institute Australia Annual
Conference, Brisbane, 1998.