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, Bunurong and Wadawurrung people.  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, Bunurong 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 Land Council, Wadawurrung (Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation) and Bururong Land Council kindly provided the following statements as a Welcome to Country and an introduction to this Regional Catchment Strategy.