Brimbank Council is seeking public feedback on the draft 2024-2026 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to foster greater unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Brimbank community.
Council remains committed to ensuring the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are celebrated throughout our city.
“Brimbank Council understands that our reconciliation journey requires a willingness to listen, acknowledge, and ensure a whole-of-community approach to achieve the best possible outcomes,” said Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic.
“We will continue to work actively in partnership with the Traditional Custodians of our land, as well as other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who make Brimbank their home.
“Reconciliation is a continuous process that requires ongoing commitment to build long-term relationships based on mutual respect through collaboration, ongoing dialogue and meaningful action.
“Brimbank is a place of diverse cultures, languages, and histories, and within this tapestry, we find strength,” said Cr Rasic.
The RAP is a strategic document that outlines the steps Council will continue to take towards Reconciliation. It has been developed in conjunction with the Traditional Custodians, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, and local Elders.
Council will continue to look for ways to provide opportunities within our programs and services through employment and professional development, economic and business opportunities, and community development.
Our aim is to ensure all of our programs and services are accessible and culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
To view the draft Plan and have your say, go to yoursay.brimbank.vic.gov.au
Consultation closes at 5pm on 29 February 2024.