Budj Bim Cultural Landscape added to UNESCO World Heritage list
The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape near Portland, Victoria, was today added to the UNESCO World Heritage list for its 'Outstanding Universal Value'.
The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is located in the traditional Country of the Gunditjmara Aboriginal people in south-eastern Australia. The three serial components of the property contain one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems.
The Budj Bim lava flows, which connect the three components, provides the basis for this complex aquaculture system developed by the Gunditjmara, based on deliberate redirection, modification and management of waterways and wetlands.