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Aboriginal lands clean-up program



The Aboriginal lands clean-up program addresses the issue of illegal dumping and waste, and the impact of this on human health, the environment and Aboriginal culture. The program aims to facilitate a partnership project which allows local Aboriginal land councils and local government councils to develop and progress co-operative ongoing relationships through a collaborative project, to address the social and environmental issues of illegal dumping occurring on Aboriginal owned lands.

The objectives of the program are to:

The NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change provides funding for the program.

Abstract adapted from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change


NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change
59-61 Goulburn Street
Sydney NSW 2000
PO Box A290
Sydney South NSW 1232
Ph: (02) 9995 5000
Ph: 131 555 (information and publications)
TTY: (02) 9211 4723
Fax: (02) 9995 5999

Related publications

Illegal dumping prevention and clean-up: handbook for Aboriginal communities (2008)

Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW

This manual will help Aboriginal communities plan, obtain funding and carry out projects that control the illegal dumping of waste and the clean-up of land where illegal dumping has already occurred.

The handbook contains information on:

The handbook contains a form for reporting illegal dumpers, a project checklist and an example of a log sheet to track the progress of a project.

The information in the handbook is summarised in a DVD, which is attached to the handbook.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 9 September 2013
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