Nillumbik Council progresses reconciliation

Words By Jan Mackenzie. President Nillumbik Reconciliation Group

Congratulations to Nillumbik Shire Council for committing to the formal Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) process. 

It is 25 years since the then Mayor of Nillumbik made a public acknowledgement of, and apology to, the Wurundjeri people of Nillumbik in the presence of Elders, and made a commitment to reconciliation in the Shire. 25 years ago this was considered a progressive act. The development of a RAP demonstrates Council’s ongoing commitment to furthering Reconciliation. An important part of the process is for the Council to involve and listen to the opinions of residents. Nillumbik Reconciliation Group encourages people to take the opportunities that this initiative is providing.

From the Nillumbik Shire media release 9-Mar-2023

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, reconciliation partners and the broader Nillumbik community are invited to get involved and provide input into the RAP’s development throughout March and April.

Although the community consultation sessions have already occurred, you can still get involved by completing the community survey at Participate Nillumbik.