Gunaikurnai announce significant purchase of traditional lands

First Nations Landscapes
23 May 2024

Getting back onto Country

We are delighted to learn that our friends at the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) have purchased 103 hectares on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland.

The property is just 500 metres from the entrance to Yirak Wamoon (Wilson’s Promontory National Park) which, in an unrelated announcement, was recently granted $23M for the establishment of a biodiversity sanctuary to protect vulnerable species.

The video at right explains the history and context of the GLaWAC purchase and the economic independence and cultural healing it will bring.

The site has high biodiversity values thanks to the fact that the previous owner invested a significant amount of time, money and energy into restoring the wetland facing Corner Inlet. These revegetation efforts have attracted water and shore birds, with the team at GLaWAC likely to advance these efforts further.

Huge congratulations to the team. We look forward to learning more about the vision and planned activities.