- Last updated:
- 19 May 2017
Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2019 at its Ordinary Meeting on 23 March 2017.
The aim of the plan is to promote understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other Australians living on the Sunshine Coast.
Council recognises and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for their positive inputs to this region. Their community have an important connection in our history, heritage and culture.
The plan outlines the practical actions council and its partners will take to:
- foster meaningful relationships
- enhance respect
- provide equitable opportunities.
It is the goal of the plan that council will continue to work in partnership with:
- all levels of government
- non-government agencies
- the community.
This will assist to build a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness throughout the region.
By endorsing the plan, council makes a commitment to the region's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Council hopes to create an inclusive community that respects the culture, history and heritage of its people.
The plan was developed through consultation with key community and government stakeholder organisations.
The plan was available for comment during January and February 2017.
Constitutional recognition of First Peoples
At the 2014 Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Annual Conference, councils unanimously resolved to develop a website to provide details about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples.
Since, the LGAQ and partners have developed the Recognise Australia’s First Peoples website.
This site was designed to elevate understanding and discussion of the referendum and any implications arising from it.
For more information, contact council’s customer service centre.