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Victorian traditional owners' strong connection with the land has been recognised in an agreement to jointly manage some of the new River Red Gum parks.

This agreement is a first for Victoria and recognises Aboriginal people's strong connections and understanding of the land and waterways for many thousands of years. Importantly, joint management will ensure they play a central role in managing these parks in the future.

The forest, river, plants and animals are all part of Country and the cultural identity of Victoria's traditional owners. They are valued for the environment and as a vital part of contemporary Aboriginal culture. Protecting, managing and enjoying the land are an important part of this connection.

Barmah National Park will be jointly managed by the Yorta Yorta people and Parks Victoria.

Traditional Owner Land Management Boards

These boards will be established to oversee the management of both parks for the benefit of all Victorians. This approach will allow the recognised practice of traditional land management techniques and uses in conjunction with the state's contemporary application of reserve and natural resource management systems.

The Yorta Yorta Board

On 29 October 2010 the Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change and the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) signed a Traditional Owner Land Management Agreement. This Agreement records the government's commitment to establish a Traditional Owner Land Management Board at Barmah National Park, to be known as the Yorta Yorta Board. The Agreement also sets out the governance framework around the board and the board's initial role, land and principles for the Board.


Media releases issued by the Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board


Tuesday 17 March 2015 
Board enters stakeholder phase for Barmah National Park  PDF File 
The Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board is set to commence its stakeholder and community consultation phase for joint management of the Barmah National Park.


Tuesday 14 October 2014 
Yorta Yorta Youth Journey visits Lake Moodemere  PDF File 
Lake Moodemere, within the Murray River Reserve west of Rutherglen, will play host to an important cultural event this October.


Wednesday 2 July 2014 
Come and Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Barmah  PDF File 
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is inviting the community to celebrate NAIDOC Week (7 – 14 July) at the Dharnya Centre within Barmah National Park on Wednesday 9 July.


Tuesday 8 October 2013 
New partnerships off to strong start at Barmah  PDF File 
A new joint land management board for Barmah National Park has embraced its role to enable the knowledge and culture of traditional owners to be incorporated into the management of the national park.