Our Region, Our Environment, Our Future.
State Government Victoria
The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region

Welcome to Country

The Port Phillip and Western Port region is the country of the Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung and Wadawurrung people, all part of the Kulin Nation.  These people have lived in and been connected to the land, water, plants and animals of this area for many thousands of years.

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

Elders from the Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung and Wadawurrung people have kindly provided the following statements as a welcome to their country and an introduction to this Regional Catchment Strategy.