Achieve cultural and environmental justice for the Ngunnawal people and native wildlife

Achieve cultural and environmental justice for the Ngunnawal people and native wildlife

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Joe Wells started this petition to Doma Group and

The foothills of mount Ainslie (adjacent to Campbell Highschool and Limestone Ave), formally the headquarters of the CSIRO, have significant aboriginal culture heritage. They also have significant environmental and scientific importance.

Doma Development Group has just completed their own self funded assessment and say the site is too destroyed and not significant enough to be protected and therefore development will go ahead. This is obviously a direct conflict of interest and not good enough, an un bias assessment is required from the appropriate authorities. READ BELOW WHY THIS SITE IS SO IMPORTANT ⬇️

Multiple Elders of the Ngunnawal/Ngambri people stating this site has been used as a meeting place for generations and of even greater significance, a burial site.

Furthermore, Geo-archaeologists Dr Marjorie Sullivan and Dr Philip Hughes have examined the site and agree that aboriginal rock markings found on volcanic rocks in the area pre-date European colonisation and are likely to be thousands of years old at the very least. They’ve also confirmed that the rocks have been on site for millennia and could not have come from elsewhere. Studies from the ANU dating all the way back to 1959 have dated the rocky outcrops at over 400 million years old. 

These precious rocks and ecosystem also provide an important habitat for under-threat natives such as the golden sun moth, sunray daisies, and possibly spider orchids and button wrinkleworts. 

The site was also used by Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahony Griffin as a surveyors point for radial markers in the design of Canberra. 

This is a site layered in history, not just for the traditional owners of the land, but for everyone who built and lives in Canberra. Its appalling to even consider allowing a for profit developer to claim the land as their own and obliterate a delicate ecosystem and important heritage site here in the centre of our city.

As a former Campbell Highschool student it wouldn't just be personally tragic for me but for many in the area to loose this amazing site, especially those with cultural ties to the land

Please show your support, Canberra is already a city under siege by questionable developers. Don't let this be another devastating loss to our 'bush capital'.

If you want to go above and beyond, the NCA has the final call on this project and site. You can call or write to them directly. Contact information for the NCA, Doma and Andrew Barr MP should all be accessible through this petition. If for some reason you can't find the info a quick Google with provide all the details.

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