We acknowledge the ecosystems of metropolitan Melbourne and the Two Bays bio-region (Nairm / Port Phillip and Warn marin / Marin biik / Western Port catchment areas) which form the foundation of our local economy.
We pay our deep respects to the Elders past and present of the Kulin Nation and its five language groups; the Boonwurrung / Bunurong, Woiwurrung, Taungurung, Dja Dja Wurrung and Wathaurong. In particular, we honour their living connections to Country through ancient songlines, cultural management practices, traditional ecological knowledge and trade.
As Australians move forward together, we strive to lead by example in showing how the unique powers of
Indigenous, Western and diverse knowledge systems can work together for the benefit of All.