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A Joint Management Plan for the Dja Dja Wurrung Parks

Members of the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board
Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners meeting on Country in 2017 to participate in the planning for the Dja Dja Wurrung Parks

Parks Victoria has a vision to manage all parks in their surrounding landscapes, in partnership with Traditional Owners, and other government and non-government organisations and community groups. Parks Victoria has supported the  Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board to develop a plan for the joint management of the six Dja Dja Wurrung Parks held by the Dja Dja Wurrung People as Aboriginal Title. The Dja Dja Wurrung Parks are:

  • Greater Bendigo National Park
  • Hepburn Regional Park
  • Paddys Ranges State Park
  • Kara Kara National Park
  • Kooyoora State Park, and
  • Wehla Nature Conservation Reserve.

Developing the Joint Management Plan for the Dja Dja Wurrung Parks

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, appointed the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board to complete a Joint Management Plan to guide Joint Management of the Parks by Parks Victoria and the Dja Dja Wurrung People, through their representative entity, the  Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC).

Release of the Joint Management Plan for the Dja Dja Wurrung Parks

The first ever Joint Management Plan (JMP) for the Dja Dja Wurrung Parks was launched at a community gathering by Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, on Saturday 13 October at Kooyoora State Park.

This Plan will not only protect natural, historic and cultural values in six Victorian parks, but will empower the Traditional Owners in the joint management of the Parks, and will embed Dja Dja Wurrung People in the cultural and natural landscape.

More information on the plan can be found on the Dhelkunyadja Website.