Significance of 'The Flats' recognised

News article posted on 1 May, 2013

Over 70 people gathered to celebrate the launch of 'the Flats' interpretive signage and walk on Thursday 2 May 2013.

Aboriginal Elders, agency staff and general community members gathered at the Connection to hear stories and recollections from Uncle Boydie Turner and Uncle Glenn James, about the significance of the area known as 'the Flats' to them. Neville Atkinson, Jackie Walker and Cr Jenny Houlihan also spoke about the importance of recognising the Flats and sharing the many stories it holds.

Following the formal speeches, many joined Corey Walker for a smoking ceremony on the Flats before the signage and walk were officially launched by Neville Atkinson, Uncle Boydie Turner and Cr Jenny Houlihan.

Thank you to all involved in bringing this project to fruition. The patnerships between Greater Shepparton City Council, Yorta Yorta Nation, RiverConnect, Parks Victoria and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has strengthened relationships and opportunities to continue similar works into the future.