Cultural Values Project

Development of a cultural heritage management plan (part of the Great Ocean Road Renewal Program).

This project is one of four projects funded through the Great Ocean Road Renewal Program. A three-year, $1.35 million program to deliver four discrete projects - each critically important in their own right - supported by funding from the Australian Government.

The project gathered information on existing registered sites, looked for new sites and fillled in other gaps in our knowledge.

This information will provide ongoing  management guidance for sites and help us to fulfil our coastal management obligations without jeopardising cultural materials or sites. The project will also allow us to work with traditional owners to bring cultural heritage to life through interpretation and cultural activities.

 
Media Release: Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Manual launched 23 February 2012:

The Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Manual for Crown land reserves between Torquay and Lorne has been completed and officially launched and will provide a foundation for the protection and conservation of cultural values on the coast.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC), together with Darren Cheeseman MP, Federal Member for Corangamite, announced the completion of the Manual  at a significant indigenous cultural heritage site near Pt Impossible.

The  manual will provide guidance on on-ground Aboriginal heritage conservation needs and issues together with ongoing conservation of heritage sites and materials.

The manual will help GORCC to fulfil our coastal management obligations without jeopardising cultural materials or sites and to work with traditional owners to bring cultural heritage to life through interpretation and cultural activities.

Read the full media release here.

Download the Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Manual here.

 

 

 

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Bryon Powell, Chairperson of the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation hands a traditional gift to MP Darren Cheesman and GORCC Chairman John Carlile at the launch of the Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Manual.