Closure of Mt Warning

Currently waiting for a response from Director of National Parks, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Elizabeth Davis Boyd

Dear Director of National Parks,

Can you please identify all members of the Wollumbin Consultative Group who were responsible for the extended closure of Mt Warning? I am a senior Ngarkawal custodian of that site with connection and traditional ownership of that land. My Grandmother is Mrs Millie Boyd who is well documented as knowing more about this mountain than any other woman in this lifetime, just have to Google or Youtube her name and you will see that this is fact.

My current appointment as senior lore woman for the Ngarkawal people was only enacted in November 2022 when I first became aware that our women had been locked out of access to their sacred sites. I can't even visit my Mother's Memorial Plaque because it's behind the gate!

It's not just a men's place according to my family's oral history, one side of that mountain is mens, the other side of the mountain is the womens.

The closure needs to be rectified and the mountain re-opened to climbers, I need the names of the Aboriginal people responsible for 'remarketization of this site' asap.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Davis Boyd

FOI Contact Officer,

Dear Elizabeth Davis Boyd

 

We refer to your correspondence below of 23 January 2023, to the Director
of National Parks, seeking:

 

‘Can you please identify all members of the Wollumbin Consultative Group
who were responsible for extending the closure of Mt Warning after Covid.

 

I am the personal assistant of Ms Elizabeth Davis Boyd the Ngarkawal
women's senior custodian of that mountain and since one side of the
mountain is women's business and one side of the mountain is men's
business, I need to confirm which Aboriginal people where involved tin
that decision.

 

My appointment was only recently actioned and re-instating public access
to Mt Warning, repairing approx $1.5M worth of damage from closing and
neglecting the area, we would like to spiritually remediate the site so
that our people can come and connect to this very special mountain.’

 

Please be advised that we do not consider your email to be a valid request
under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act).

 

This is due to the right of access under the FOI Act to documents, rather
than to information. In your request, you have not specified documents.

 

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Kind regards

 

 

FOI Contact Officer

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Ngunnawal Country, John Gorton Building, King Edward Terrace

(GPO Box 3090) Parkes ACT 2600 Australia

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