Winton Wetlands has formed partnerships with a number of organisations, working together to renew the environment, connect with the landscape and discover more about the spectacular Wetlands.
Winton Wetlands is home to prolific birdlife including rare woodland and wetland species. Birdlife Australia carries out regular bird surveys which will provide very valuable long term information that will inform progress of the project and other regional ecological restoration. BirdLife Australia is proud to be the nation’s largest bird conservation organisation. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, their aim is clear: to create a bright future for Australia’s birds. www.birdlife.org.au/
Situated in northern Victoria and part of the Murray Darling Basin, The Goulburn Broken Catchment comprises the catchments of the Goulburn and Broken rivers and part of the Murray River valley. We are working closely with the CMA to take a catchment approach to restoration and a community approach to renewal and education. The Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network is also a key partner in nest box work and woodland bird habitat creation.
The Regent Honeyeater Project has established itself as one of the most active volunteer conservation projects in the nation. Their work in and around the wetlands over many years has delivered hundreds of hectares of woodland restoration and valuable habitat connections. The Regent Honeyeater Project has engaged a whole farming community in restoring remnant box-ironbark habitat for the endangered species still living in the district, and attracted ongoing support from a wide cross section of the community to help farmers with the on-ground works.
Tourism North East (TNE) is the peak regional tourism body in Victoria’s High Country. We work closely with TNE to ensure that our projects and programs support regional businesses and integrate with the regional tourism offering. TNE provides us with valuable strategic support and advice.
YYNAC is a vital partner for the wetlands. We work with YYNAC as the Registered Aboriginal Party for the Wetlands and believe that the wetlands must maintain and demonstrate the highest levels of respect for Indigenous people associated with he site. YYNAC is governed by the Governing Committee and the Elders Council comprised of 16 Yorta Yorta persons for each representative constituent. The Chief Executive Officer manages the day-to-day operations of the organisation, cultural heritage officers, researchers and administrative personnel.