$12 million investment
Works have started across the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s support for the Gunditjmara Traditional Owners to protect and develop the land so more Victorians can celebrate its history and cultural significance.
Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the site in Victoria’s south west to inspect the progress of works, alongside the region’s Traditional Owners and representatives from Glenelg Shire Council.
The Labor Government is investing over $12 million in the project, including $8 million through the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, to improve the tourist infrastructure of the area. The Government investment also contributed to Budj Bim’s successful bid in 2019 to become a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.
The works include a new eel aquaculture and information centre, art installations, new raised walkways, a new cantilevered lookout, an upgraded information centre, entrance infrastructure, carparks and interpretive signage.
Construction has started on all five project sites within the cultural landscape, including Tyrendarra Township, Kurtonitj, Lake Condah, Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area and Budj Bim.