5 September 2017
Congratulations to the Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation for winning the 2017 ‘Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award’ for their work as the owners of the historic property Coranderrk in the Yarra Valley.
Their goal is to rejuvenate Coranderrk as a working farm, as important habitat for native fauna and as a place to bring Wurundjeri people together on country. Parnerships with the local community, Yarra Ranges Council, Melbourne Water, Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, Yarra Ranges Landcare Network, PPWCMA and more have enabled the Wurundjeri people, through the Narrap land management team, to be empowered to work on traditional Country while gaining new skills.
The award judges were impressed by the innovative, powerful partnerships that the project has fostered and judged it to be an outstanding example of leadership and Indigenous natural resource management that is delivering tangible on-ground outcomes as well as social and economic value too.
Big congrats as well to all of other other organisations in the region that won or were highly commended, commended or nominated including:
- Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society
- Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek
- Woodleigh School – Penbank Campus
- Bass Coast Landcare Network
- Yarra Valley Equestrian Landcare Group
- Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
Read more about the awards at https://www.landcarevic.org.au/state-government-news/2017-victorian-landcare-awards/