"Womin-dji-ka. Welcome to the website for the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board, a Traditional Owner Land Management Board (TOLMB). The board is responsible for the delivery of a Joint Management Plan (JMP) to the Minister for the Appointed Land under the Dja Dja Wurrung Recognition and Settlement Agreement between the State and the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation. The ‘Appointed Land’ comprises six national parks in central Victoria that have been transferred to the Traditional Owners on Aboriginal Title.
The Board is working in collaboration with our partner organisations to develop a JMP that empowers Dja Dja Wurrung People in the landscape to look after Country in a way that maintains and respects their connection to the land.
The aim of the Joint Management Plan is to ensure that Dja Dja Wurrung culture and traditional practices, and the unique relationship of Dja Dja Wurrung People to their traditional Country, can be recognised, strengthened, protected and promoted, for the benefit of all Victorians now and into the future."
- Graham Atkinson AO, Board Chairperson
For the knowledge and culture of the Dja Dja Wurrung People to be recognised and incorporated into the management of the Dja Dja Wurrung Parks (DDW Parks).
To fulfil Dja Dja Wurrung People’s cultural obligations to look after our Country.
To act with integrity and honesty to improve park management of the DDW Parks.
To act in good faith in the best interest of the Dja Dja Wurrung People and to build healthy partnerships with key stakeholders.
To act with integrity and transparency in all relationships.
To provide effective and transparent good governance.
To provide a platform for the development of the Dja Dja Wurrung people and their lands.
The Board welcomes opportunities to engage with members of the public and encourages you to contact us using the following enquiry form.
The Dja Dja Wurrung community established the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) in 2004, and in 2010 they nominated the DDWCAC to negotiate the Recognition and Settlement Agreement.
Djandak (Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises Pty Ltd) is the commercial arm of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.
Conservation Management connects people, projects and places using practical adaptive management and collaboration tools to deliver conservation management services.
Parks Victoria has a wealth of operational resources to support the implementation and development of the JMP, including personnel, knowledge, documents and data.
The Board has engaged CSIRO to assist in developing the Joint Management Plan for Dja Dja Wurrung Appointed Lands.