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Whitehorse City Council Reconciliation Action Plan

Category: Policy/Strategy
Date: 1 May 2001
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Reconciliation | Local Government
Summary Information:
In May 2001, Whitehorse City Council formally adopted a Reconciliation Action Plan that commits the City to a range of initiatives in support of local Indigenous residents. On a wider front, the Action Plan includes a program of activities to underpin regional and national decisions on reconciliation.
Detailed Information:
The Action Plan identifies the following key result areas, with timelines for implementation:
- Cultural awareness;
- Advocacy, such as working with Indigenous people in the advisory and decision-making structures of council. Examples include the Municipal Public Health Plan, Drug Action Plan and Business Plan. Indigenous businesses are encouraged to tender for local government contracts;
- Education and information, such as the inclusion on council web site details of the local Indigenous people and history, staff training to increase cultural sensitivity, establishing an Aboriginal library collection in the
municipality; and
- Council services, such as establishing protocols to ensure Wurundjeri people are consulted about planning decisions affecting sites of cultural significance.

Related Entries

  • Whitehorse City Council
  • People
  • Wurundjeri People
  • Policy/Strategy
  • City of Whitehorse Reconciliation Statement of Commitment and Action Plan

  • References

    Indigenous Interagency Coordination Committee for Local Government, Municipal Association of Victoria (2002) Toomnangi: Indigenous Communities and Local Government - A Victorian Study



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