Murama River Rangers
The Murama River Rangers program recognises and builds on positive philosophies of learning and leadership. This intergenerational, intertribal and cross-cultural initiative shares Our Living Rivers vision to ‘transform the Parramatta River and its tributaries into living waterways’. The pilot program is based at the Murama Healing Space, Sydney Olympic Park and aims to engage and develop young leaders and future custodians through activation of the Wangal Walk on the Parramatta River. This includes empowerment, support and shared responsibilities for: operation of the Murama Healing Space; local conservation and environmental stewardship initiatives; connecting people to the River through programs, education, events and creative arts; and facilitating broader community involvement and capacity building through volunteering opportunities.
The Wangal Walk
The Wangal Walk is weaving together interpretive art installations designed to provide a unique free visitor offer offset by commercial opportunities including team building programs; sponsorship and corporate social giving; cultural tourism products; a bush- foods garden & café partnership and weekend cultural markets.
The Wangal Walk still requires patience and pacing in order to deliver something truly authentic and endorsed by community. It is this grassroots support, community custodianship and best practice in Indigenous-Government co-creation that will set The Wangal Walk apart locally and globally.