The Woppaburra TUMRA (Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement) is overseen by a Steering Committee of traditional custodians. The Woppaburra TUMRA Steering Committee is not yet an incorporated body, however the process to become one is well underway.
Woppaburra TUMRA includes the Keppel Islands and surrounding sea country. It covers 561 square kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is the only offshore agreement of its kind.
A map of the Woppaburra Traditional Use of Marine Resources region is available here.
Capricornia Catchments has been contracted to provide the role of Woppaburra TUMRA Coordinator. TUMRA’s are formal agreements developed by Traditional Owner groups and accredited by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and the Department of Environment and Science (DES). TUMRA’s describe how Traditional Owner groups work with government to manage traditional use activities in sea country. In this role, Capricornia Catchments have assisted the committee in establishing electronic communications, stream-lining travel arrangements, creating a website, sourcing governance training, implement basic governance procedures & establishing and managing a central repository for documents.