Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council venture wins top tourism award

Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council venture wins top tourism award

28 November 2016 

NSW Aboriginal Land Council Chair Roy Ah-See has congratulated Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council's Sand Dune Adventures for taking out one of the State's major tourism awards.

Sand Dune Adventures won the Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism at the NSW Tourism Awards.

Cr Ah-See said Sand Dune Adventures - an initiative of Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council - was one the Land Rights network's success stories.

"In 2007, Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council was successful in having land at Stockton Bight returned to Aboriginal ownership.

"Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council's members showed great vision to identify opportunities to promote Aboriginal culture and generate economic benefits, not just for the Aboriginal community but the broader State economy.

"Over the past seven years, hundreds of thousands of tourists have taken to quad bikes and immersed themselves in Worimi culture through Sand Dune Adventures.

"What Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council has achieved in creating jobs, increasing tourism numbers and promoting rich Aboriginal culture shows the strength of our unique system of Land Rights in New South Wales," Cr Ah-See said.

Sand Dune Adventures now automatically qualify for the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which will be held in Darwin on 24 February, 2017.

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