Council to strengthen ties with First Nations People

Published on 09 November 2020


Council will look to further strengthen its relationship with the local indigenous community through the newly adopted Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The RAP has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and provides a framework for Council to best approach reconciliation and set achievable goals.

The plan was produced in consultation with Wilyakali traditional owners and the Aboriginal Community Working Party, and was praised by Mayor Darriea Turley AM at today's NAIDOC ceremony.

The ceremony was held on a small scale on the Civic Centre Plaza, with current COVID-19 restrictions limiting the number of attendees.

Mayor Turley said she hoped the RAP would provide a foundation from which Council and indigenous people can work together for the betterment of Broken Hill.

"By endorsing this new plan it shows that Council is committed to reconciliation and working closely with our First Nations People," she said.

"I wish to thank everyone from Council and the community that undertook a considerable amount of work to assemble this plan."

The plan will be added to Council's website and can be found on page 75 of the November business papers.