Reconciliation Charter Launched


Thursday 17th of April saw the official launch of the Nillumbik Reconciliation Charter at the opening of the Moor-rul viewing platform in front of approximately 130 people, including Wurundjeri Elders, members of the Nillumbik Reconciliation Group and residents from Kangaroo Ground and beyond.

The Reconciliation Charter demonstrates the commitment to reconciliation between the Wurundjeri and Nillumbik Shire Council with an emphasis on relationship development, respect and recognition. Development of this Charter was undertaken in consultation with Wurundjeri Elders of the Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation, the Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Inc, and the Nillumbik Reconciliation Group.

The commitment to reconciliation has already been a ten year process for Council, beginning in November 1997. Early work towards reconciliation included the May 1998 Nillumbik Shire Council Apology and the Commitment to Aboriginal Reconciliation. This was presented to senior Wurundjeri Elders at Wingrove Park, Eltham; this early work led to a nomination for the Premier’s Award for Continuous Improvement in Local Government.

Ben Pollard
Nillumbik Shire Council

Nillumbik Shire Reconciliation charter


Click here to download a printable version of the Charter.

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