The Corangamite CMA’s recently established a partnership with Surfing Victoria which includes sponsoring the male and female junior categories at the Australian Indigenous Surfing titles which were held at Bells Beach on 26-28 May 2017.
Held on the traditional land of the Wada Wurrung people, the event is in its 6th year at the world famous break.
The event sponsorship is part of a $20,000 two-year agreement with the state surfing body to strengthen coastal community and environment connections.
Corangamite CMA catchment coordinator Polly said the partnership would help achieve a shared vision of strengthening the surfing community’s connection with the local coastal environment and coastal conservation groups.
Actions coming out of the partnership include mutually promoting programs and events, sponsorship for state and national surfing titles, providing opportunities for surfing groups to apply for funding to carry out, or be involved in, on-ground coastal environment projects, and the Coastal Collaborations Program – a community engagement and education program promoting the environmental values of the region’s beautiful coast.
The Australian Government National Landcare Programme funds the Corangamite CMA Coastal Country Program.