Following our February news story about RES’s involvement in an innovative Native Title & Cultural Heritage initiative with Bidjara Traditional Owners in South Western Queensland, Leann Wilson and Eric Danzi travelled to Charleville to meet with representatives of the Bidjara Traditional Owners during March 2015.
Three extremely useful and collaborative meetings not only helped the RES team to gain a deeper insight into Bidjara’s cultural heritage, but also reinforced a clear understanding of the process RES is following to achieve project outcomes on Bidjara’s behalf. The face to face conversations resulted in stronger support and trust in RES to undertake this important project with the development of sustainable, long-term employment and business development outcomes highlighted as areas of focus. The RES team is confident that sustainable opportunities will result from the existing agreements that Bidjara Traditional Owners currently have with a number of resource companies.
RES’s visit formed part of the initial phase of this 18-month project, the results from which have been submitted as a new application for funding from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.