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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 19 Aug 2019

Environment Protection and Biodiversity

Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

Notice under Section 315

I, David Williams, Assistant Secretary, Heritage Branch, Department of the Environment and Energy, give notice under subsection 315(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), that the property known as Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, as described in Schedule A, was submitted to the World Heritage Committee for inclusion in the World Heritage List (paragraph 315(1)(a)) and included in the World Heritage List (paragraph 315(1)(e)).

Further details are available on the Department's website at:

www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/world/budj-bim

Dated: 9 August 2019

David Williams

Assistant Secretary

Heritage Branch

Department of the Environment and Energy

 


 

Schedule A

In January 2018, the Australian Government submitted the World Heritage nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape to the World Heritage Centre.

On 1 March 2018, the World Heritage Centre advised that the nomination met the technical requirements for assessment for inclusion on the World Heritage List.

The area known as Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, specified in the map and described below, was inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee on 6 July 2019.

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is the first Australian place nominated solely for Aboriginal cultural values, which was led by the Gunditjmara Aboriginal people. The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is located within Gunditjmara Country in south-western Victoria.

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is a serial property comprised of three components; Budj Bim (northern) component, Kurtonitj (central) component and Tyrendarra (southern) component. The geographical coordinates to the nearest second is S 38° 03’ 44’’, E 141° 49’ 58’’, being the centroid of Tae Rak (Lake Condah).

1. North component – Mt Eccles Lake Condah Area

About 9039 ha, 6km south west of Macarthur, comprising part of Mount Eccles National Park, Stones State Faunal Reserve, Muldoons Aboriginal Land, Allambie Aboriginal Land, Lake Gorrie, Brians Road Lake Condah Lot 2010 PP2563, Brians Road Breakaway Creek Lots 2010 and 2008 PP2563, Lake Gorrie Road Bessiebelle Property, Pyes Road Bessiebelle Property including Lake Trk road easement and Condah Mission.

Excluding Brians Road Breakaway Creek Lots 60 and 61 PP2563 and 224 Brians Road Breakaway Creek Lot 1 LP138567.

2. Central component – Kurtonitj

About 482 ha, 10km north of Tyrendarra, between Coustleys Road and Woolsthorpe-Heywood Road, comprising the following Standard Parcel Identifier (SPI): 1\PS323639, 2\PS323639, 3\PS323639, 1\TP318542, 2\TP318542, 3\TP318542, 4\TP318542, 5\TP318542, 1\PP2563, 1A8\PP2563. Also included part of roads reserve within the whole (10) lots.

3. Southern component - Tyrendarra

About 414 ha, 2km north west of Tyrendarra, comprising the following Standard Parcel Identifier (SPI):  158A\PP2763, 158B\PP2763, 159\PP2763, 159A\PP2763, 159B\PP2763, 154C\PP2763, 155B\PP2763 and 2001\PP2763. Also included part of roads reserve within the whole (8) lots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME OF COMPONENT PART

 

REGION / DISTRICT

 

COORDINATES OF CENTRAL POINT

 

AREA

 

BUFFER ZONE

 

TOTAL

TO NEAREST HECTARE

Budj Bim (northern) component

Victoria

S 38° 04’ 52’’, E 141° 53’ 07’’

9,039

0

9,039

Kurtonitj (central) component

Victoria

S 38° 08’ 03’’, E 141° 47’ 04’’

482

0

482

Tyrendarra (southern) component

Victoria

S 38° 11’ 24’’, E 141° 45’ 23’’

414

0

414

TOTAL

9,935

0

9,935

 

The boundaries of the serial nominated property are those of Budj Bim National Park, Budj Bim Indigenous Protected Area, Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area and Lake Condah Mission, as at 6 July 2019.

Indigenous Protected Areas are areas of land and sea country owned or managed by Indigenous groups, which are voluntarily managed as a protected area for biodiversity conservation through an agreement with the Australian Government.