Engagement and Participation

There are a number of guiding documents that assist Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to support engagement and participation in Natural Resource Management for our traditional owners.

Traditional Owner Engagement and Participation in Natural Resource Management

There are a number of guiding documents that assist Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to support engagement and participation in Natural Resource Management for our traditional owners.

Guiding Documents: Country Plans

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Federal Government through funding from the National Landcare Programme have supported both Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to develop individual Country Plans for their respective Traditional Lands. The Country Plans reflect the values, actions and objectives that our Traditional Owners have in relation to caring for Country, and are designed to assist partners in understanding the aspirations of Traditional Owners so that projects and opportunities developed align with the Country plans.

 

Guiding Documents: Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was developed and signed in June 2014 between Goulburn Broken CMA and Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC). The purpose of this MOU is to define the terms of a cooperative relationship between GB CMA and YYNAC with respect to activities, programs and partnerships on Yorta Yorta Country within the Goulburn Broken Catchment. More information regarding the objectives, scope and interpretations of the MOU can be found in the signed MOU.

 

Wayne Tennant Cadetship: Pilot Program

 The Wayne Tennant Cadetship – Pilot Program is a new inititiatve that is being developed with Swinburne University in honour of Wayne Tennant. In his managerial roles in Goulburn Broken Waterway Programs Wayne Tennant worked passionately with our Traditional Owners and the Natural Resource Management team of the Goulburn Broken CMA to build capacity and opportunities for Traditional Owners to be actively engaged in caring for Country. Wayne passed away in August 2014 after a long battle with ill health. The cadetship is being developed to build on the legacy that Wayne left behind – to continue to strive to build skills and opportunity for our Traditional Owners to progress from entry level to tertiary qualifications in natural resource management.