Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) status in Victoria
The WWWCHAC achieved RAP status on 22 August 2008, when the WTLCCHC was appointed as such by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (VAHC) under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic).
Area of responsibility
On 1 July 2021, the area contained within the RAP boundary was extended.
The total area of the WWWCHAC's responsibility spans across Melbourne and the northern surrounding areas. In the south, it includes part of the Melbourne CBD, including Docklands, South Wharf and Southbank. It also includes south-eastern suburbs such as Malvern. In the east, it includes parts of the Yarra Ranges National Park. In the north, it borders on the Kinglake National Park, and includes part of the Macedon Ranges.
Please see the attached map below for more details. See the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council for a detailed decision history.
Activities as a RAP
In 2017, the WWWCHAC and the Victorian Government launched the Yarra River Action Plan, including creating the Birrarung Council.
Also in 2017, the Elders of Wurundjeri Council addressed Victorian Parliament for the first time to support the Wilip-gin Birrarung murron (Yarra River Protection) Bill 2017.
You can find more information on the WWCHAC's activities on the website (URL above).