The Landscape

The natural landscape of the Darling River has played a key role in sustaining Aboriginal people, as well as the opening up and development of the area by white settlers.  It has also played a key role in determining the social and economic base of the region.

The natural landscape will continue to have an impact on the economic, social and environmental development of the region.  This will be underpinned by scientific research; harnessing local skills and knowledge; increased community involvement in catchment management and developing catchment plans; a greater awareness of how natural resources should be managed; and demographic changes in the Darling River region.