An Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) is a voluntary agreement between indigenous land owners (known as traditional owners) and the Australian government, which aims to “promote biodiversity and the protection of cultural resources on indigenous lands.”  As of March 2014, Southern Australia has six IPAs: RAPs should also have the power to become Victorian waterway designation authorities in their registration area. This would allow raps to have control over waterways that fall within the scope of the law and can be defined as culturally sensitive areas. It would also address a problem related to Proposition 1: the protection of all waterways currently not called under the law could be problematic, as they cannot always be identified in a specific and coherent way. The Act should be amended to extend the definition of waterway to all waters of Victoria, whether designated or unnamed, whether current or primitive, diverted or original, or permanent or seasonal. All references to the Geographic Place Names Act 1998 should be removed. This would provide adequate protection to all areas of heritage sensitivity that exist in and around the State`s waterways. An Indigenous Vegetation Heritage Agreement, normally referred to as a Cultural Heritage Agreement, is a legally binding agreement between a landowner and the Minister of Environment, Sustainability and Nature Protection, in which the owner undertakes to sustainably protect local vegetation. In return, the Minister may agree to reduce legal fees such as local rates or to provide assistance in financing work such as fencing or specialized advice on “protecting and enhancing the conservation value of the heritage area.”  The enabling legislation is the Native Vegetation Act of 1991. Areas covered by cultural heritage agreements are considered to be under IUCN Category III. In February 2014, 1537 agreements were concluded for 634,242 hectares (1,567,250 acres) in its sa, or 0.64% of the area of SA between the landowners and the minister.
 A notable example is the gluepot reserve.  A cultural heritage agreement is a legal-grade contract between a landowner and the state to manage a private land area in a way that protects its high conservation value. The agreement is written on the title deed and may cover part or all of the property. It is binding on all future owners of this property and designed to be in force in the long term. Changes to a heritage agreement are rare and can only be made with the written agreement of both parties. (o) examine applications for registration of Aboriginal intangible heritage and make findings on sensitive information on Aboriginal heritage; National parks are “areas considered to be of national importance because of wild animals, natural features of the country or Aboriginal heritage or European heritage”.  As of May 2020, the following national parks have been declared: S 143(1)(b) of the Act states that one of the secretary`s duties is to establish and maintain the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register. . .