Partnerships to protect and conserve Traditional Owner culture
Parks Victoria seeks to partner with Traditional Owners across many aspects of park management including recognition of Country, park planning and management, employment and training, cross-cultural awareness, tourism opportunities, interpretative signage and management of Aboriginal places.
4.3.1 Level of Traditional Owner involvement in decision making
4.3.1. Level of Traditional Owner involvement in decision making
- Park managers reported that almost 40% of all 300 assessed parks had an established process of consultation with Traditional Owners, while they were unaware of Traditional Owner interest in just over 20% of assessed parks.
- Traditional Owner involvement in decision making has remained stable since 2013.
- All co- / joint managed parks had an established process of Traditional Owner consultation and most had a process that included involvement.
*Calculated from parks that were assessed in both 2013 and 2018 (n = 291).
Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks Assessments
Confidence in park manager assessments for level of involvement of Traditional Owners in park management decision making
Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments
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