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This region is the Country of the Bunurong, Wurundjeri and Wadawurrung people.  They have lived in and been connected to the land, water, plants and animals of this area for many thousands of years.

The Bunurong, Wurundjeri and Wadawurrung people are acknowledged as the Traditional Owners of this land and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.

Bunurong and Wadawurrung Elders have kindly provided the following statements as a Welcome to Country and an introduction to this Regional Catchment Strategy. A similar statement is proposed to be included from Wurundjeri Elders.

Logos of registered Aboriginal Parties in the Port Phillip and Western Port region. From left to right - Bunurong Land Council, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.