The City of Bayswater is well on the way to beginning its reconciliation journey, with Council endorsing the draft Reflect: Reconciliation Action Plan this January.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said that the plan has now been sent off to Reconciliation Australia for review, and any recommendations made will then be addressed before the final version will be available to our entire community.
“As our first Reconciliation Action Plan, this will pave the way for the City’s unique Reconciliation journey and provide a framework to guide the City’s staff and Council towards creating an inclusive and respectful environment in which the cultures of our first peoples are acknowledged, shared and celebrated.
“I would like to thank everyone who’s hard work and dedication has made the beginning of our Reconciliation journey a possibility. In particular, thank you to members of the City’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee and their Chair Cr Stephanie Gray, members of the community who participated in numerous community engagement activities and our Council and staff.
“It has been extraordinary to witness the time, effort and good will that has led to its creation and with this solid foundation we can work together to create a future in which Aboriginal people feel welcome and supported in the City of Bayswater and beyond.”
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