How can indigenous knowledge, understanding and leadership contribute to sustaining Moreton Bay and environs?


This cluster will acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the principal geographic focus for the Forum, i.e. the waters of Moreton Bay, its associated islands, the immediate coast and estuaries. We will seek to articulate and advance the crucial implications of the Aboriginal Peoples’ connection to Country relationship and the imperative for it to receive greater recognition than hitherto in planning, management and governance arrangement for Moreton Bay.

We will address the role of indigenous leadership and involvement in the management of the Moreton Bay sub-region and highlight possible arrangements to operationalise this proposal. This involvement will go to the acknowledgement and utility of indigenous knowledge as input into future planning and management initiatives, including the prioritisation of Aboriginal cultural heritage considerations.


Recognition of Aboriginal native title rights and values in local government planning: perspectives from Quandamooka Country, Moreton Bay Rachael Cole-Hawthorne, Darryl Low Choy and Darren Burns

Values towards waterways in Southeast Queensland: Indigenous perspectives Breanna Pinner, Helen Ross, Natalie Jones, Sally Babidge, Sylvie Shaw, Katherine Witt and David Rissik

Respect and Recognition: Mind the Gap Darren Burns, Kathryn Ridge and Darryl Low Choy