Council recognises the Aboriginal cultural heritage values throughout our municipality. This includes the original custodians of the lands the Latji Latji, Tati Tati, Wamba Wamba, Barapa Barapa and the Wadi Wadi clans.
Key sites throughout our municipality were used as meeting places for social contact, ceremonies, marriage, trade and deciding issues of customary law.
The Murray River was also a constant source of both food and water and an integral aspect in the day-to-day lives of Aboriginal people. The links to the land for Aboriginal people continue to this day.
Aboriginal Heritage Planning Tool
The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 protects and manage Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage. The Aboriginal Heritage Regulations should also be read with the Act.
- Aboriginal Heritage Planning Tool – Department of Planning and Community Development
This is a simple way to check if a Cultural Heritage Management Plan is needed for a proposed activity.
Cultural Heritage Management Plans
The Aboriginal Heritage Regulations also set out where a Cultural Heritage Management Plan needs to be prepared and sets fees and charges.