Indigenous Community Connections
Over the past 5 years the EcoCentre has established strong links with Elders of the local Aboriginal community to assist in their efforts to achieve social justice and improve the health, education and employment opportunities.
In January of 2013, we released our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), endorsed by the Boon Wurrung Foundation and developed to highlight our commitment to continue to build upon and enhance this exisiting working relationship.
Click here to download our RAP.
'Country Connect' is a partnership project between the Boon Wurrung Foundation and the EcoCentre, running from 2011-2013. The project was funded by the federal government Caring for Country program and aimed to provide guidelines to enable local land managers and Aboriginal groups to proactively protect Cultural Heritage sites from gradual destruction due to erosion, weed invasion and unmanaged human foot traffiic. The project also provides a practical focus to bring together members of the Aboriginal community with government agencies and community groups to increase awareness of issues and the possibilities of shared solutions.
After months of hard work from a committed team, we are proud to announce the completion of the Best Practice Guidelines for Protecting Cultural Heritage Sites.
Click here for the flowchart that encapsulates the concept.
|The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and elder members of our multicultural community.|
We proudly work in partnership with Aunty Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.
14 December 2016 - 3:30pmWooden bridge across Elster Creek, Elwood (Wave St & Paul Hester Walk)
17 December 2016 - 10:00amEcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street St Kilda
21 December 2016 - 6:00pmEcoCentre Meeting Room
5 January 2017 - 10:30amPoint Lonsdale
8 January 2017 - 10:30amRye