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    ABN: 66 129 413 297 ICN:3630

    16/395 Nepean Hwy, Frankston VIC 3199

    PO Box 11219, Frankston VIC 3199

    Ph: (03) 9770 1273

    www.bunuronglc.org

    Submission of the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BLCAC) to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Inquiry into the management of Ramsar wetlands

    Role of the Bunurong Land Council

    Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BLCAC) is a registered Indigenous Corporation and represents the interests of Bunurong Traditional Owners. It is the Registered Aboriginal Party appointed pursuant to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic) covering part of metropolitan Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula, the Bass Coast and West Gippsland. (See Map Below of its current boundaries). We welcome the opportunity to be heard and make a submission to this inquiry.

    PAEC - Ramsar Wetlands Inquiry Submission no. 457

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    BLCAC’s aims are to preserve and protect the sacred lands and waterways of their ancestors, their places, traditional cultural practices and stories. We represent the Bunurong people when providing strategic planning advice on cultural heritage and environmental land management to local government authorities, state government departments, developers and private landholders.

    The Bunurong nation, forms part of the Kulin nation with Wurundjeri, Taungarung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Wathurong people in central Victoria. People used Bunurong country to meet for business, cultural practices and trade. The descendants of Bunurong people from before colonisation now care for the land within the Bunurong area.

    The video at https://youtu.be/CD0Y2zSd8eM explains the significance of the land and waters of the region to its people.

    While the BLCAC has had limited visibility and involvement with the Auditor-General’s report into Meeting Obligations to Protect Ramsar Wetlands, the organisation has a broad land area it manages, which includes many schools and local councils covering part of metropolitan Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and land and waters to the south. It also liaises with numerous stakeholders including the Victoria Police, the Australian Defence Force, government departments and friends of groups. The BLCAC RAP area extends from Frankston in the north to Wonthaggi in the south, from the Mornington Peninsula in the west to Leongatha in the east. The BLCAC receives extensive requests to provide representation on numerous committees throughout the community. With resource and funding challenges, this becomes difficult and blurs the line between representation and meaningful engagement on a broader level. BLCAC finds it difficult to meet the level of demand for engagement.

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    BUNURONG LAND COUNCIL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

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    PAEC - Ramsar Wetlands Inquiry Submission no. 457

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    Like other similar organisations, BLCAC is limited for resources. As such, it is a real challenge to be across every issue affecting their country.

    Importance of Ramsar sites

    The BLCAC has extensive knowledge of wetlands and the issues requiring management. BLCAC note the critical nature Ramsar Wetlands play in protecting habitats for migratory birds and significant habitats for other animals. BLCAC also highlight the ecological importance of the sites.

    These sites are also significant to traditional owners, primarily because of the stories, food and landscapes they encompass. The Edithvale-Seaford site, for example, is now a small part of a once much larger swamp which was an important gat