WAtoday: Burrup Peninsula Aboriginal rock art could be given World Heritage status


One of Australia's most significant heritage sites – the Burrup Peninsula Aboriginal rock art in the state's north west – could soon be given World Heritage status.

WA Premier Colin Barnett, who was in the Pilbara region on Monday, is calling for the Burrup Peninsula to be the first cultural site in Australia to be nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status.

"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.

"A World Heritage listing would complement the local Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation's plans for cultural tourism opportunities and infrastructure, including the creation of a Living Knowledge Centre to conserve, protect and interpret cultural values and sites on the peninsula."

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