How we’re supporting Bigambul People

We’re continuing to support the social and economic aspirations of the Bigambul People and working together to identify potential opportunities within their communities following the signing of a Statement of Commitment in 2019.

‘Bigambul Country’ by Peter Carlo. The painting, which tells the story of the Bigambul People through totems and symbols, was commissioned for the Inland Rail Goondiwindi office to show our respect for and recognition of Indigenous communities along the alignment.

The Statement of Commitment initiated by the Bigambul People reflects the intent of both parties to work together to support the preservation of Bigambul cultural heritage at locations where the Inland Rail alignment progresses through traditional lands.

Inland Rail Acting Chief Executive Rebecca Pickering said the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is excited to work with the Bigambul People on opportunities, such as a proposed conservation park, which has the potential to be a culturally significant eco-tourism facility.

“The development of a conservation park has the potential to create longer-term social, environmental and economic opportunities for the Bigambul People,” Mrs Pickering said.

“And this in turn creates a sense of excitement within ARTC as we continue to develop in partnership a pathway that creates meaningful employment and social outcomes for the Bigambul community.”

Visit our website to learn more about how we’re working with Indigenous communities along the alignment.

IMAGE: ‘Bigambul Country’ by Peter Carlo. The painting, which tells the story of the Bigambul People through totems and symbols, was commissioned for the Inland Rail Goondiwindi office to show our respect for and recognition of Indigenous communities along the alignment


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