Our investments will make sure more Aboriginal people are sharing in the benefits of our state’s success.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes investments to:
Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence
$23 million to construct the Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence – a purpose built educational, sporting, cultural and community centre to provide pathways to employment and further education for Aboriginal Victorians in the Goulburn Murray region.
Victorian First Peoples Creative Plan
$1 million for the Victorian First Peoples Creative Plan to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians in the creative sector.
$400,000 to develop a Barmah masterplan for a visitor precinct centred around the Dharnya Centre and Barmah Lakes, to support the Yorta Yorta Traditional Owners in developing business opportunities.
Increase employment and business opportunities
Funding will also go to developing a strategy to increase employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal people in the field of natural resource management across relevant government organisations, including Parks Victoria.