Council reaffirms commitment to reconciliation

Published on Friday, 27 August 2021 at 2:38:46 PM

Council has considered and adopted Councillor Turner’s notice of motion for Council to affirm its commitment to Aboriginal engagement, partnerships and the promotion of reconciliation within the community. 

The Town is working on the development of an Aboriginal Partnership Plan (Plan), which seeks to improve and increase communication, consultation and understanding between the Town and the Aboriginal community.

The Plan’s aim is to increase recognition of the culture, history, issues and achievement of the Aboriginal people in Hedland and provide a collaborative advocacy approach. 

Mayor Carter welcomed Council’s adoption of Councillor Turner’s motion.

“Council and the Town are committed to reconciliation and closing the gaps in our community to improve opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal people. 

“This year, we acknowledged the 1946 Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, supported NAIDOC Week events, appointed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Officer and in September, we are establishing the Hedland Aboriginal Support Network. 

“We will continue to work with Aboriginal led organisations to provide positive social impact and community wellbeing and promote Aboriginal representation to strengthen working relationships and build effective partnerships.” 

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Corporate Affairs
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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