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Cultural Heritage Management
The NRA’s Heritage team brings decades of experience in the cultural heritage field and includes qualified Archaeologists and Heritage Rangers. This structure enables the NRA to consult widely across the Ngarrindjeri community on cultural issues.
Research and Engagement
The NRA Research Policy and Planning Unit includes both a Ngarrindjeri Professor and Dean of great standing and an internationally recognised Associate Professor with decades of Ngarrindjeri experience who works across the whole area of NRA activity including; culture & heritage, environment, water and natural resource management issues, repatriation and nation building.
These advisors work daily with the NRA on numerous projects and facilitate and undertake research in areas of importance to Ngarrindjeri including; Indigenous governance, repatriation, Indigenous participation in government and natural resource planning and water. They also play an important role in guiding young Ngarrindjeri into tertiary education and to completion of qualifications.
More recently our team has been engaged by the South Australian Government to deliver a Nation (Re)Building program specifically tailored to the South Australian Aboriginal community.
Built on international best practice, the South Australian Nation Re(Building) program is a collaboration between Flinders University, the University of Technology Sydney’s Jumbunna House of Learning, the University of Arizona’s Native Nations Institute and Melbourne University’s School of Government.
The program is designed to provide groups with a better understanding of the principles of Nation (Re)Building, strengthen the relationship between government and Aboriginal peoples, and support Aboriginal leaders to build robust self-governing and sustainable institutions.
Environmental Monitoring and Management
Ngarrindjeri have a demonstrated track record managing multi-million-dollar Natural Resource Management programs across our region. These programs work to protect the River Murray up to and including Morgan, the Lower Lakes, the Murray Mouth and the Coorong and make the NRA the largest employer of Ngarrindjeri and a leader in the natural resource management field.
NRC is a member of the Ngarrindjeri Nursery Alliance, a powerful alliance which leverages three native nurseries located across Meningie, Raukkan and the NRC facility at Murray Bridge.
The nurseries are operated by associated Ngarrindjeri organisations, and collaborate to deliver on native plant production and revegetation projects, ensuring we never fail to deliver on our contracts.
The combined capability within the nursery alliance includes production of over 300,000 tube stock, across 140 different varieties of native plant, bush tucker and medicinal species.
Staff across the alliance organisations share similar cultural knowledge and qualifications to ensure consistency in products and service delivery. The nursery alliance ensures NRC can tap into additional resources to
deliver on customer contracts, while upholding service quality and delivery efficiency.
Recent projects include the New Royal Adelaide Hospital garden and RAA Headquarters upgrade.