2017 Government and Industry Partnership Award Winner and Finalists


Wiyn-murrup Yangarramela – fire spirit comes back

Wiyn-murrup Yangarramela is a project that has enabled the Wadawurrung people and the broader Aboriginal community to connect with country through traditional fire practice.

A collaboration between Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, Wadawurrung people, CFA, DELWP, Parks Victoria, Gold Plains Shire Council and Glenelg Hopkins CMA, the project involved a training program for agency representatives and Traditional Owners covering Aboriginal cultural burning knowledge and fire practices, undertaking of traditional burns and flora and fauna monitoring.

The project has culminated in a Traditional Burn Field Day at Teesdale, north-west of Geelong.

The judges commended the project for demonstrating the benefits of collaborating to share knowledge and experience.

Special Commendation

The St Andrews Conversations


Djandak Wi – traditional burning returns

Funtime Storytime

Harvest Fire Mitigation Workshops

Living with Bushfire Community Conference 2016

Proudly Supported by RACV

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