City of Mandurah celebrates launch of dual language signage at Caterpillar Park

City of Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman, Mayor Marina Vergone and George Walley at the new sign.
City of Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman, Mayor Marina Vergone and George Walley at the new sign.

THE City of Mandurah celebrated the launch of dual language signage and recognised Reconciliation Week at Caterpillar Park today.

This year marks 50 years since the historic 1967 Referendum, pivotal in highlighting the inequalities faced by the Aboriginal community nationally, and in securing legislative changes.

As part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan and growing positive relationships with local Aboriginal people, the City aims to increase the inclusion of Aboriginal language on City signage in a demonstration of commitment to cultural inclusion and preserving history and heritage.

Signage at the popular park now has a description in the Aboriginal language.

A student choir from Riverside Primary School performed at the ceremony.

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