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Scarred tree date set

CONCEPT plans for Lake Boort Scarred Trees Masterplan will be presented at an online meeting next week.

Loddon Shire Council says the Lake Boort region is home to one of the most significant Aboriginal cultural sites in Australia. With an estimated 400 scarred trees or more, it is one of the few remaining sites in Australia to retain the scars from the cutting of bark for canoes, shields, food, water or baby carriers and other purposes.

It says funding was secured for the development of a Masterplan and concept designs, in

consultation with key stakeholder organisations including Dja Dja Wurrung and responsible

agencies. The Masterplan aims to inspire visitation, engagement and appreciation of the

site, placing the world-class heritage, and Boort firmly on the map.

Council announced:

"Aspect Studios, one of Australia’s leading landscape architects, are developing the

Masterplan, including consideration of boardwalks to support engagement with this important

site. Members of the public are invited to attend a 60 minute online session Thursday 3

March 1–2pm to view the developed concept design. We look forward to seeing you there.

To join the online meeting head to https://bit.ly/3oTFPGu

Questions regarding the project can be sent to loddonvisitorinformation@loddon.vic.gov.au

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