Tourist trail opens


Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

PORT Coogee might be gain­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as a grow­ing ac­tiv­ity precinct but the City of Cock­burn has es­tab­lished a re­minder of its roots with a Nyun­gar tourist trail open­ing last week.

This trail fea­tures au­dio sig­nage, Ngarkal (Seag­ull) Beach, Ki­dogo Glass art­works and a look­out point at the top of Pod­man Loop.

The look­out is planted with in­dige­nous species.

The site is sig­nif­i­cant with lo­cal Abo­rig­ines be­cause it is a tra­di­tional gath­er­ing place.

Cock­burn’s act­ing com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment man­ager Jill Zu­mach said the trail was about recog­nis­ing Abo­rig­i­nal his­tory. “This is very im­por­tant, par­tic­u­larly in terms of our com­mit­ment to re­spect op­por­tu­ni­ties and re­la­tion­ships via our Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ac­tion Plan,” she ex­plained.

“We have a strong com­mit­ment to this.”

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