The Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull was at Lake Condah on Friday 20th of January to announce that the Commonwealth government has added the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape to Australia’s World Heritage Tentative List. The announcement was made in co-operation with the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews and the Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenburg
Now that Budj Bim is on Australia’s Tentative List we have 12 months to prepare a comprehensive World Heritage nomination which needs to be submitted to the World Heritage Committee no later than 1 February 2018.
Once the nomination is received by the World Heritage Committee it will be assessed by both the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) who will make a recommendation to the Committee. This process will take nearly 12 months and the World Heritage Committee will meet in July 2019 to accept or reject the nomination of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape on the World Heritage List.