On 11 May 2018 the Government announced the appointment of Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM to lead the 2018 Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) coexistence framework.
The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) military testing range covers 122,000 square kilometres in north-west South Australia.
The 2018 Review follows the establishment in 2014 of a coexistence framework that seeks to balance the interests of all users in the WPA. Under this framework Defence is the primary user of the WPA for the testing of war materiel. Access to the WPA by a range of non-defence users including Aboriginal people, the resources sector, pastoralists and tourists is also provided for. Further information about the WPA may be found on the Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office website.
The Review is seeking to engage with all WPA stakeholders to understand their interests and how they use the WPA, and to ensure these views are heard and considered through the Review process.
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