Reconciliation Action

The Shire has an important role to play in promoting and celebrating Aboriginal cultural heritage, as part of the core identity and value of our Peninsula. We are committed to reconciliation and impactful actions, working together with community.

Last year, our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the lead body for reconciliation in Australia. This puts the Shire among dedicated organisations who have formally committed to the reconciliation journey.

The Shire is proud to be working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to support meaningful social, cultural and economic outcomes. We know that to do this, strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities must be at the heart of our work.

Working towards reconciliation - walking together

Projects & Initiatives

  • Cultural overlay on major projects, to include Bunurong/Boon Wurrung culture in our buildings, facilities and reserves including Yawa Aquatic Centre, Mornington Community House, Moonah Waran and other infrastructure projects. 

  • Aboriginal Artwork Node Project – The project is a partnership to cover sixteen NBN node cabinets across thirteen townships with Aboriginal art wraps from 6 local  

  • Willum Warrain Gathering Place - Master Plan