Wadawurrung name for new park near Ballarat?

The Wadawurrung have nominated ‘Woowookarung’ - meaning ‘place of plenty’ - as the preferred name for a new park near Ballarat. A Wadawurrung name reflects the traditional use and connection that Wadawurrung people have with the area. You can support this move by voting online.

The park, which includes the former Canadian State Forest and plantation land, is currently called Canadian Regional Park. It lies within the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung people. Wadawurrung have nominated ‘Woowookarung’ as the preferred name of the new park, meaning ‘place of plenty’. A Wadawurrung name reflects the traditional use and connection that Wadawurrung people have with the area.

The proposal relates only to the Canadian Regional Park and does not impact on any private addresses or the suburb name, Canadian.

Have your say online at www.parks.vic.gov.au/woowookarung or come along to a drop-in session on Wednesday 5 October 2016 from 4.00pm - 7.00pm at the Earth Education Centre on Recreation Road, Mount Clear. Comments are due by Friday 14 October 2016.