3 May, 2024

Input sought on Indigenous plan

MOYNE Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on a draft plan which outlines actions on how council can effectively engage and support local Indigenous communities.

By Staff Writer

Mayor Cr Ian Smith said the Aboriginal Engagement and Partnership plan had been developed in partnership with Corangamite Shire Council and key traditional owner groups.

“The plan is an important step as we as a council seek to build our understanding and recognition of Indigenous culture across the shire,” Cr Smith said.

“It’s predominantly an internal facing document and outlines actions our teams can take to increase recognition and awareness and support of Indigenous culture in council’s everyday operations.”

Cr Smith said the actions were set out across short, medium and long term timeframes.

These include developing internal quick reference guides, cultural awareness training for staff and the development of tourism materials with an indigenous focus.

Also included is updating signage policies and guidelines to incorporate Aboriginal language and graphics where appropriate.

The draft plan can be viewed online at Engage Moyne or in person at the Mortlake and Port Fairy customer service centres.

Feedback can be provided online, via email or in person and will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, May 27.

The draft plan will then go before councillors for adoption at the June council meeting


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