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Have your say on the proposed protections for sacred salt lake Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Today marks the start of public consultations on a fresh management blueprint for Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park. Covering an expanse of more than 1.3 million hectares, it's the state's second-largest park, co-managed by both the government and the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation.

Spanning about 9,500 square kilometers, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre holds a special place as a registered site under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988, renowned for its occasional breathtaking floods. The Arabana people are the native title holders of the lake, which is considered in lore to be sacred and dangerous to visit without the guidance of cultural authority.

This knowledge, and responsibility for the safety of park visitors, has been passed down through dreaming stories from Elders. The draft Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park management plan includes a proposal to not allow any recreational access to the lake bed. The change will ban visitors from entering the lake bed on foot without permission.

Read the press release here:

19-04 Proposed protections for sacred salt lake
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Read the Draft Management Plan here:

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The public can provide feedback on the proposed Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park management plan until Friday, 19 July by visiting Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park Draft Management Plan | YourSAy

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