Council has adopted the inaugural Aboriginal Commitment Strategy on Wednesday 17 August 2022.
Bathurst Regional Council has successfully delivered two Reconciliation Action Plan’s (RAP); for the years 2015-2017 and 2019-2021. The Aboriginal Commitment Strategy has been developed in lieu of the RAP; to guide Council in working effectively and collaboratively on a local level with the Aboriginal community.
Through extensive community consultation (early 2022) with local Aboriginal people, the wider community and stakeholders, Council has developed 10 key commitments and 32 actions to achieve reconciliation, support cultural protection and increase community and stakeholder relationships.
Bathurst Regional Council departments will work collaboratively to ensure the 32 actions are components to be addressed in all Council operations and are delivered in a culturally appropriate and inclusive manner.
Bathurst Regional Council's Aboriginal Commitment Strategy can be downloaded here.