Plan for reconciliation

Belmont councillors endorsed a Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2017 at their March council meeting.

It aims to build relationships with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

The plan began development in 2010 when a council standing committee was formed to focus on community development that included Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

As the plan gained momentum and consultation was undertaken, the City was one of only nine councils in WA in 2014 that had or was developing a Reconciliation Australia- endorsed RAP.

Now, the plan is ready for implementation.

The report said it was based on values including empowering Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities to create more ownership for initiatives within the Belmont area, and communication between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities and staff to help plan, implement and evaluate the City�s initiatives.