Discussion Papers and Fact Sheets

'Ngootyoong Gunditj Ngootjoong Mara'
South West Management Plan

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Feb20 Monday 20 February, 2012

Cultural Heritage Cultural Landscape Discussion Paper

‘Ngootyoong Gunditj, Ngootyoong Mara’ South West Management Plan Cultural Heritage – Cultural Landscape(download a PDF from the Resources page) BACKGROUND The ‘Ngootyoong Gunditj, Ngootyoong Mara’ South West Management Plan area contains historic places, landscapes and associations representing the rich and diverse history of the area. For the Gunditjmara Traditional Owners the connection with country has always been strong, pre and post European contact through landscapes, hunting, aquaculture, gathering places, ceremonial and burial grounds, survival and stories. European exploration and settlement of the planning area also has many connections and stories. Heritage is more than objects and buildings; it is also

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Mar30 Friday 30 March, 2012

Gunditjmara Cultural Values Discussion Paper

‘Ngootyoong Gunditj Ngootyoong Mara’ South West Management Plan Gunditjmara Cultural Values (download a PDF from the Resources page) BACKGROUND The Gunditjmara people are the recognised traditional owners for the South West of Victoria, and have a rich living culture whose heritage is embodied in the landscape. There are many landscapes within Gunditjmara Country – Sea Country, Stone Country, River Country and Forest Country – connecting Gunditjmara Traditional Owners to Country through dreaming stories, language, oral histories, cultural law/lore and customs. This heritage is a vital legacy for the Gunditjmara Traditional Owners today and in the future. There are many special

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Feb20 Monday 20 February, 2012

Renaming of Mount Eccles National Park as Budj Bim National Park - Discussion Paper

‘Ngootyoong Gunditj, Ngootyoong Mara’ South West Management Plan Why rename Mount Eccles National Park as Budj Bim National Park? (download a PDF from the Resources page) BACKGROUND Mount Eccles National Park is named after the roughly conical shaped peak, Mount Eccles, which is a major feature of the park. The 178 metre peak is an inactive volcano comprising a scoria hill and a series of volcanic vents. Major Thomas Mitchell named the peak Mount Eeles in 1836 after William Eeles of the 95th Regiment of Foot, who fought with Mitchell in the Peninsular War. A drafting error altered the name

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Feb16 Thursday 16 February, 2012

Climate Change Discussion Paper

‘Ngootyoong Gunditj, Ngootyoong Mara’ South West Management Plan Climate Change (download a PDF from the Resources page) BACKGROUND Climate Change is predicted to impact in a number of areas including water security, coastal communities, energy security, infrastructure, human health, tourism, agriculture, food security, natural ecosystems and sustainable development (Steffen 2009). Of these natural ecosystems are considered one of the most vulnerable. This vulnerability includes pre-existing threats such as bushfire, storm damage and the spread of weeds, which are predicted to intensify under climate change scenarios and in a few cases threats will be new, for example rising sea level. CURRENT

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Feb16 Thursday 16 February, 2012

Fire Management Discussion Paper

‘Ngootyoong Gunditj, Ngootyoong Mara’ South West Management Plan Fire Management (download a PDF from the Resources page) BACKGROUND Fire is a part of our natural environment, driving regeneration and maintaining the health of species and ecosystems. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number, size and severity of bushfires in Victoria, evidenced by the 2003 Alpine, 2006 Grampians, the 2006/07 Great Divide and the February 2009 bushfires. With such diverse ecosystems across the planning area, each with their own fire regime requirements, the major challenge for protected area managers is to promote and manage fire regimes that

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

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Take a journey of discovery along the Fosters Gully Nature Walk where the forests and undergrowth provide food and shelter for many species of birds and animals. If you are quiet you may be able to see and hear many of the species of wildlife that live in the park.…

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Westerfolds parkrun

30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am

A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.

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Grampians Conservation Explorer

1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm

We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…