Traditional Owner Partnerships
The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority is committed to building and strengthening our partnership with Traditional Owners. We are committed to engaging and working with Traditional Owners to manage and improve the health of lands and waters and to embrace cultural ways of Caring for Country and working together to support increased participation and engagement in Natural Resource Management. Waterways within the Corangamite region are living and integrated natural entities and the Traditional Owners, both Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar are the voice of these living entities.
The Corangamite CMA has worked with the Traditional Owner Groups to align the outcomes and priority directions in this Regional Catchment Strategy with the aspirations and priorities identified in their respective Country Plans. The outcomes below have been developed in partnership with the Traditional Owner group, and the content on their specific pages has been drafted by the individual Traditional Owner groups.
Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
The following goals have been been developed as part of the engagement process with Eastern Maar and are not specifically captured in their current Country Plan. All parties involved in the implementation of the Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy will work with traditional owners and strive to contribute to achieving these goals. When the Eastern Maar Country Plan is renewed these will need to be re-visited.
20 year desired outcome:
By 2042, integrated catchment management supports Traditional Owner self-determination.
6 year outcomes:
The social wellbeing of Traditional Owner communities increases as a result of involvement in Integrated Catchment Management.
The economic benefit for Traditional Owner communities increases as a result of involvement in Integrated Catchment Management.
Traditional Owner groups are decision makers and provide strategic leadership.
There is an increased connection of agencies, authorities and community groups with Traditional Owner Groups to build awareness and understanding of cultural landscape management.
Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
The following goals have been taken from the Wadawurrung Healthy Country Plan and align to the timelines of that plan. All parties involved in the implementation of the Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy will work with Traditional Owners and strive to contribute to them achieving these goals.
By 2025 70% of Wadawurrung Traditional Owners have strong cultural connection and knowledge, we are practising culture and speaking language.
By 2029 Wadawurrung people are involved in the management of all known cultural sites and places.
By 2030, 60% of Wadawurrung people who want to work on Country have jobs or businesses.
By 2030, there is enough of Wadawurrung People’s favourite bush tucker.
By 2021 we have established an ongoing cultural strengthening program for Wadawurrung people.
By 2030 our younger generations are leading cultural practices.