Bid for Burrup rock art to join World Heritage list


The Western Australian government has produced a media release announcing a plan to nominate the Burrup rock art site for the World Heritage list.

"The world’s largest concentration of rock carvings in the Western Australian Pilbara’s Burrup Peninsula will be nominated for prestigious World Heritage listing boosting the region’s tourism potential, under a re-elected Liberal Government.

Premier Colin Barnett said the plan would see the Burrup rock art sit alongside pristine Shark Bay and the abundant marine life of the Ningaloo Coast to become the third World Heritage-listed place of special cultural or physical significance on the WA coast.

“It is important this unique rock art is recognised nationally and internationally for its incredible cultural record of Aboriginal life at this location many thousands of years ago,” Mr Barnett said."

Download the full press release (PDF) here.

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