Site ClosureFor public safety Akurra Adnya (Arkaroo Rock) will be closed from August until the end of 2021 while the first stage of construction is completed.
An allocation of $3.3 million has been set aside to upgrade visitor facilities at various sites within Ikara-Finders Ranges National Park.
In partnership with the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park Co-management Board, the State Government is working with the Adnyamathanha community to celebrate and safeguard the natural and cultural assets of the park and to enhance the visitor experience at iconic locations.
The Adnyamathanha are the Traditional Owners of the Flinders Ranges and believe that the rocks and hills form the structure or ‘skeleton’ of Mother Earth.
The planned upgrades come as part of the $130 million committed by the South Australian Government to deliver the Parks 2025 strategy and additional funding from the Parks Renewal Investment Program.
The upgrades for Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park will include:
Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is 450 km north of Adelaide and the region was recently recognised by UNESCO for a tentative listing for World Heritage. A lot of work is planned over the next few years to prepare a nomination that will hopefully result in an official listing.
The Department for Environment and Water acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.
The Department works in partnership with the First Peoples of South Australia and supports their Nations to take a leading role in caring for their Country.