Member Only Series: Wadawurrung Healthy Country Plan
Wadawurrung Healthy Country Plan
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The Committee for Geelong will welcome Paul Davis, CEO of Wadawurrung Traditional Owner Aboriginal Corporation to inform our members on the Healthy Country Plan, which was launched late 2020. As we discuss the Future of Central Geelong, it is important to include the continuing connection to Culture and Country, which provides Wadawurrung Traditional Owners with strength to practice and pass on tens of thousands of years of knowledge. As Traditional Owners, Wadawurrung People are committed to working with neighbours, government agencies, land and water managers and the broader community to protect and heal Country together for all people. Paleert Tjaara Dja (Let’s make Country good together) Wadawurrung Country Plan 2020-2030 invites a respectful working, learning and committed sharing together approach based on cultural knowledge and practices.
The Future of Central Geelong series of virtual member briefings aim to dive deeper into the issues, challenges and opportunities facing central Geelong in a COVID-normal world. Kicking off in May, this series is due to run through to July and various industry experts will share their ideas and plans on how to best design central Geelong’s future.
This Future of Central Geelong series has strategic links to :
- The Committee for Geelong’s Strategic Action Area: Dynamic and Creative Geelong – “Having a vibrant central Geelong that performs a clear function in the greater Geelong area is an essential component for a ‘Clever and Creative’ city, particularly in relation to commercial demand, retail offer, nightlife and entertainment.” 19772_A5_Strategic_framework_final.pdf
- The Resilient Geelong report: ensuring a vibrant, creative, sustainable Central Geelong will help inform and support a range of recommendations from the report Johnson-et-al.-Resilient-Geelong-Research-Paper.pdf
- Central Geelong Framework Plan – due to be released in late April, the Committee for Geelong will be making a submission in response to this important document.
- Engagement and information gathering to support the development of “Plan Geelong”.