New work for Budj Bim sites

first_imgNew work for Budj Bim sites Works have started across the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, as part of the Victorian Government’s support for the Gunditjmara Traditional Owners to protect and develop the land so more people can celebrate its history and cultural significance.The Victorian Government is investing over $12 million in the project, including $8 million through the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, to improve the tourist infrastructure of the area. The government investment also contributed to Budj Bim’s successful bid in 2019 to become a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.The works include a new eel aquaculture and information centre, art installations, new raised walkways, a new cantilevered lookout, an upgraded information centre, entrance infrastructure, carparks and interpretive signage.Construction has started on all five project sites within the cultural landscape, including Tyrendarra Township, Kurtonitj, Lake Condah, Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area and Budj Bim.Budj Bim hosts the remains of over 300 Aboriginal stone houses – evidence of the Gunditjmara People’s permanent settlement in the area, as well as a sophisticated system of channels, fish traps and weirs used for farming eels. It is the only Australian site to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list solely for its Aboriginal cultural values.The new works follow extensive consultation with Traditional Owners over the past 18 months. The Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund is designed to help grow and realise the potential of regional Victoria’s visitor economy which attracts more than 14 million domestic and international visitors every year. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Australia, Australian, Budj Bim, Condah, Economy, Government, Gunditjmara, Indigenous, infrastructure, Investment, project, settlement, tourism, Tyrendarra, Unesco, Victorialast_img read more