Your ideas will be used to create a framework that will guide the Shire in achieving its vision for, and commitment to, protecting and promoting Indigenous cultural heritage, and the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the Mornington Peninsula.
After feedback has been collated, Shire Officers will draft the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. We will then present this draft back to the community to make sure our plan is in line with community expectations.
The draft plan will also be presented to Reconciliation Australia and Bunurong Land Council for approval. Once we have gained their support the plan will be endorsed by Council in late 2024 for it to be adopted as a working document.
The strategy is the first phase of a longer term undertaking for the Shire to commit to building respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to work together with the Mornington Peninsula community to create a better future for all.