Uluru Management Report By: Emma Otvosi

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park management plan

About Uluru:

Uluru is an important Australia site, therefore it needs regulations to keep it safe and away from harm. It is heritage listed and needs to be kept maintained, protected and well-kept. Uluru is believed to be a spirit that the Aboriginal people are descended from. It is believed by the Aboriginal people that the Earth was formed by spirits that became the sun, moon, stars and the natural world around us including flora and fauna. They believe that they are descendant from spirits who gave them the Earth, their beliefs and customs, their language and rituals. These beliefs are passed down through dreamtime stories which are verbal stories explaining their beliefs and their version of how the Earth was made. Uluru is South-West of Alice Springs. It is important because of its cultural and natural values and it is heritage listed for it's indigenous and cultural values and needs to be kept safe.

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock

The board of management vision wants to keep the area strong by:

• looking after the health of country and community

• helping Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park to become known as a place of learning, knowledge, and understanding about culture, country and custom

• ensuring a strong future for Anangu in the management of the park and ensure Anangu benefit from the existence of the park

• protecting World Heritage natural and cultural environments of the park in harmony with Australian social and economic aspirations

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock

Some things that you need to respect are:

ascertaining and expressing the wishes and opinions of Aboriginal people in the region about the management of their land and legislation about their land

protecting the interests of traditional Aboriginal owners and other Aboriginal people interested in Aboriginal land

assisting Aboriginal people to protect sacred sites

consulting with traditional Aboriginal owners of, and other Aboriginal people interested in Aboriginal land in the region, about proposals for the use of that land

assisting Aboriginal people to carry out commercial activities

supervise and assist Land Trusts that hold title to Aboriginal land in the region.

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock

It is not illegal to climb Uluru but people are asked not to because it is disrespectful to them and many people have died on the climb and they do not want any more lives to be lost and they feel responsible for anything that happens to people while on the tour or climbing.

The management plan states that:

Natural and scenic areas of national and international significance should be protected for spiritual, scientific, educational, recreational or tourist purposes.

Representative examples of physiographic regions, biotic communities, genetic resources, and native species should be perpetuated in as natural a state as possible to provide ecological stability and diversity.

Visitor amount will be managed to maintain the land

Respect should be maintained for the ecological, geomorphologic, sacred and aesthetic attributes for which the reserve or zone was assigned to this category.

The needs of Indigenous people should be taken into account, including subsistence resource use, to the extent that they do not conflict with these principles.


I do believe these strategies are working because people are now listening to what they are being asked to do and are respecting the land. I believe that people are starting to respect and think more about the environment and the people living there. It is a wonderful thing that people are regarding Uluru as a highly important place that needs to be kept safe.

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock

The Future of Uluru:

I believe that more erosion is going to take place at Uluru because people disrespect the land and will climb it anyway even if they are asked not to. Uluru is a very important part of Australia, Australian Culture, Australian History. I think that sometime in the future, climbing Uluru will be banned as it is rude and disrespectful to the Aboriginal people and Uluru itself. I think tourist numbers will increase as Uluru is an interesting experience for people from Australia or from another country. I do believe that Uluru will continue to be managed because if it is not Uluru will slowly erode away until it is in a horrible state.


In conclusion, Uluru is a beautiful landform and needs to be protected. We need to respect the traditional owners of the land and the land itself. Uluru should be appreciated for its wonder and beauty and needs to be respected as a vital part of Australia


Australian Government 2010, Park Management, accessed 9 March 2017, <http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks/uluru-kata-tjuta-national-park/management-and-conservation/park-management>.

Australian Government 2010, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park MANAGEMENT PLAN 2010-2020, accessed 8 March 2017, <https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/f7d3c167-8bd1-470a-a502-ba222067e1ac/files/management-plan.pdf>.

The top of Uluru
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