The connection to land, water and resources on Country is important to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Victorians, particularly Traditional Owners.
Reconnecting Traditional Owners to Country can help revive culture and contribute to an improved sense of identity. We recognise that only Traditional Owners can speak for Country.
18.1 Increase the recognition and enjoyment of Aboriginal land, water and cultural heritage rights
Area of Crown land with native title determinations and/or Recognition and Settlement Agreements
Number of Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) that have submitted a notice of intention to enter into an Aboriginal cultural heritage land management agreement (ACHLMA), since 2017
Number of Whole of Country Plans published
Number of Joint Management Plans and area of land covered
Number of cultural burns conducted
Formal partnership agreements for planning and management between Aboriginal communities and key water and catchment agencies
Reviewed 30 September 2022