World Heritage nomination one step closer
AN OVERSEAS representative spent a week visiting significant Indigenous heritage sites in the region last week as part of an assessment for the sites to become World Heritage listed.
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation program manager Denis Rose said the onsite assessment was carried out by a woman representing the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
ICOMOS complete the assessments of the Budj Bim Cultural Heritage Landscape on behalf of the World Heritage Committee.
Mr Rose said the assessor was welcomed in Melbourne on Monday where she met with Commonwealth and State Government agencies as an introduction to the region.
“She then went out on country on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and looked at the places that we nominated for the listing.
“The main agencies she met with locally included Glenelg Shire Council, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks Victoria as well as Gunditj Mirring and Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation.”