Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan

On 26 May 2008, National Sorry Day, and at the commencement of National Reconciliation Week, the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council embraced the spirit of reconciliation with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and elders through celebration, exchange, presentation and the adoption of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Reconciliation Background Paper.

Download: Mornington Peninsula Shire Reconciliation Background Paper(PDF, 3MB)

Fast forward to 23 May 2016; the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan for 2016 – 2018 was launched and endorsed by Council. The council is committed to working together with the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong Traditional Owner community and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community who live on the Mornington Peninsula. 

The Shire is committed to supporting local activities and initiatives that promote and add value to the Shire’s cultural and social identity. We do this by actively supporting and promoting the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong Traditional Owner community and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.  Our approach to reconciliation respects the Indigenous history to create a shared vision for our future journey together.

The Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan 2016 – 2018 provides internal directive that complies with legislation and that maintains, preserves and educates about cultural heritage values of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong Traditional Owner community. The Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan provides social directive detailing council’s commitment to supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in service delivery and client support. Reconciliation is also about relationships where council works with many organisations, agencies and community organisations in the community development, heritage and environmental sectors. They are committed to continuing these important relationships in the spirit of reconciliation.

The Shire’s Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan is available to be viewed and downloaded by the public.

Download: Mornington Peninsula Shire Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan(PDF, 1MB).