Promoting Reconciliation through Local Government

Over the past year, Reconciliation Victoria has led the Reconciliation in Local Government Action Research Project, in partnership with the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and Reconciliation Australia, and with funding support from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.

The aim of the project was to explore the usefulness, advantages and limitations of the Reconciliation Action Plan tool for Victorian Local Governments to advance reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.  The project assisted three local councils to develop Reconciliation Action Plans - Baw Baw Shire Council and the Cities of Whittlesea and Stonnington.

The report of the project has made recommendations related to the Reconciliation Action Plan program for local governments, recommendations directed at individual local governments and recommendations for peak bodies and State government regarding support for the local government sector.

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For further information contact Erin McKinnon, Reconciliation Victoria Statewide Coordinator, formerly Project Coordinator, Reconciliation in Local Government Project.

erin.mckinnon@reconciliationvic.org.au

T: 9016 0657 / 0419 943 520