Hume City Council established a Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAPWG) in June 2019 and is now seeking further members to join the group.
The RAPWG advises Hume City Council on the priorities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and guides the implementation of Hume’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020-22.
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members with strong connections to Hume who understand the priorities of the community and have a demonstrated commitment to supporting the rights and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
Purpose of the Working Group
The purpose of the RAPWG is to inform Council of the key issues, concerns and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to provide advice and feedback on Council’s policies, plans and services that aim to support participation and provide input to the delivery of services and programs relevant to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The RAPWG has:
- Improved engagement with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
- Improved relationships with key Aboriginal stakeholders including the Traditional Owner Group, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.
- Increased staff knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history through the delivery of cultural competency and cultural safety training.
- Supported more events sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and knowledge.
- Increased interest from the public about engaging with the Hume’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
- Established the Stolen Generations Marker Working Group (SGMWG) and the implemented the Stolen Generations Marker Project.