Working with Traditional Owners on the cultural significance of floodplains

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Corangamite CMA and Glenelg Hopkins CMA staff members discuss floodplain values with Traditional Owners from the Kuuyang Maar Aboriginal Corporation

The Corangamite CMA are currently developing the Regional Floodplain Management Strategy for the Corangamite region. Consultation with all sectors of the community on the strategy is an important part of the development process.

Jessie and Darren from the Corangamite CMA Floodplain Team recently met with Traditional Owners from the Kuuyang Maar Aboriginal Corporation to discuss floodplain values associated with the Barongarook Creek in Colac.

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Corangamite CMA and Glenelg Hopkins CMA staff members discuss floodplain values with Traditional Owners from the Kuuyang Maar Aboriginal Corporation

This meeting helped the Corangamite CMA understand the cultural significance of floodplains and how the Corangamite CMA can better work together With Traditional Owners to ensure floodplains are protected for both environmental and cultural purposes.

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