Towong Shire, in the north-east corner of Victoria, is an area particularly rich in sites related to squatting, selection and mining, and its relative isolation has brought about a unique history. Many places of historical interest remained unprotected prior to the heritage study commenced by RBA in 2003.

RBA was commissioned by the Shire of Towong to identify and assess significant sites in the area. Community consultation was a key part of the process, ensuring that the values and memories of local residents were represented.

Stage One was undertaken during 2003–2004 and Stage Two during 2007–2009. The study was soon to be exhibited at the time of writing and will then proceed to the Planning Minister for approval.