Working with Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners
There are a number of ways for Landcare groups to work with Traditional Owners to care for country. The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) can give a Welcome to Country or Smoking Ceremony at the start of Landcare events. They can also undertake a cultural heritage survey of a site (see more in their “Schedule of Rates” below). One of the most valuable things groups can do is continue to learn more about the cultural heritage values of our area (see links below). Contact the DDWCAC if you have any questions.
Click the links below for more information on Dja Dja Wurrung culture and heritage, the DDWCAC, and the Land Use Activity Agreement (LUAA):
CLICK HERE for the DDWCAC Schedule of Rates document
CLICK HERE to download the DDWCAC booking form for cultural events
CLICK HERE to download the amended Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) fact sheet about the LUAA. This relates to all Crown Land tenures and activities proposed on Public Land that fall within the appointed Registered Aboriginal Party and Traditional Owner Recognition & Settlement Agreement Area (Country) of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC). This includes the majority of public land in the Mount Alexander Shire. Possible Exclusions: Examples of areas to which the LUAA does not apply are: land where infrastructure exists, roads, public recreation facilities that are for organised sporting activities, public buildings, land vested in a municipality under section 16 of the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, and Public Land Authorisations (defined in the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010) granted before 25 October 2013. See the LUAA for full detail on excluded areas.
CLICK HERE to visit the Nalderun website
CLICK HERE to download the North Central CMA’s “Managing Indigenous Heritage for Landcare Projects” fact sheet
CLICK HERE to download the “Kulin People of Central Victoria” fact sheet
CLICK HERE to visit Connecting Country’s Indigenous Heritage page
CLICK HERE to download the full LUAA