During National Reconciliation Week (27 May–3 June) Council is encouraging the community to reflect on ways to enhance health, education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents.
Frankston City Mayor, Sandra Mayer, said contributing to Council’s Draft Reconciliation Action Plan was one way to make a valuable difference.
“Reconciliation Week reminds us of the importance of coming together with the Traditional Custodians of our land to build relationships, respect and opportunities.”
The Draft Reconciliation Action Plan has been developed in consultation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and wider community through workshops and surveys.
“Our ambition is to unite the City with a shared vision of reconciliation and understanding the wrongs of the past for a future based on trust and equality,” Cr Mayer said.
“We have now made the draft plan publically available and are encouraging the community to have their say.”
The plan will provide a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation and strategies to enhance Council’s ability to connect and engage with more than 1300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of Frankston City.
Council Reconciliation Officer, Grant Lea, said, “this will help staff to better understand, work and participate with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through a lens of cultural respect.
“Whether you are a community member or someone who works in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander space; we would like to get feedback on our action plan.”
You can view the Draft Reconciliation Plan here. To have your say, use the methods below to contact Reconciliation Officer, Grant Lea, by Tuesday 23 June.
Email: Grant.Lea@frankston.vic.gov.au using the subject line ‘RAP community feedback’
Phone: 9784 1749
Mail: Grant Lea, Frankston City Council, 43B Davey Street Frankston VIC 3199