The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, now trading as DJAARA, is seeking applications from Members for a position on the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board. The Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board is the board that is overseeing the implementation of the Joint Management Plan for the national parks and reserves that were granted to DJAARA as Aboriginal Title as part of the settlement with the State of Victoria. The Board was established on 17 July 2014 under the Traditional Owner Land Management Agreement between DJAARA and the State of Victoria.
The Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board provides an opportunity for Members to work with Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in jointly managing and caring for our traditional lands.
The Role of the Board
The role of the Board is to enable the knowledge and culture of Dja Dja Wurrung to be recognised and incorporated into the management of the Appointed Lands, through the carrying out by the Board of its functions, powers and duties as set out in the Establishment Determination.
In this term of appointment, the Board will have a strengthened role in Joint Management Plan implementation, including:
• ensure joint management partners can meet as equals for operational decision-making and oversight;
• active participation, as an equal partner in annual operational planning;
• ongoing partner engagement regarding delivery on Dja Dja Wurrung Country; and
• monitoring and evaluation of the Joint Management Plan
The Appointed Lands of the Board, approximately 47,523 hectares, comprise five parks and one reserve:
• Hepburn Regional Park;
• Greater Bendigo National Park;
• Kooyoora State Park;
• Wehla Nature Conservation Reserve;
• Paddys Ranges State Park; and
• Kara Kara National Park.
Applications must be received by 5 pm on Friday 27th August 2021.
Please contact Cassandra Lewis, DJAARA General Manager directly if you are interested or if you have any questions;
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0458 303 077
For more information, view the Expression of Interest here.