Belmont Aboriginal Reference Committee meeting reaffirms community’s reconciliation vow

Members of the City of Belmont Aboriginal Reference Committee, which met with members of local, State and Federal governments recently.
Members of the City of Belmont Aboriginal Reference Committee, which met with members of local, State and Federal governments recently.

LOCAL parliament members recently attended the City of Belmont’s Aboriginal Reference Committee (ARC) meeting.

“It was a great opportunity for Steve Irons and Glenys Godfrey to meet with the ARC’s Aboriginal community members, key local and regional stakeholders and staff to learn more about each other’s roles, activities and future strategies to ultimately meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities,” Belmont chief executive Stuart Cole said.

“The ARC is now a well-established committee growing from its inception in 2013 to a robust and effective group consisting of 25 active members.”

Membership is made up of local community members including Noongar Elders and representatives from key non-government and government organisations including the Housing Authority, WA Police, Jacaranda Community Centre and Belmont City College.

“The community, local, State and Federal governments are united in their vision and have been working together in partnership to develop and implement the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan,” Mr Cole said.

“The City is committed to further strengthen respectful relationships, to maximise opportunities with the shared vision and aim of achieving meaningful outcomes for communities within Belmont.”