Council acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia and recognises these unique cultures as part of the cultural heritage of all Australians.
We pay our respect to the Elders of this land; past, present and future and the significant contribution they have made in shaping the identity of the Fraser Coast and Australia.
Council’s corporate vision is that in 2031, the Fraser Coast will be a diverse, strong and well-governed region of vibrant places connected as a whole by our community spirit, respect for our natural environment and our innovative and diverse economy.
Our vision for reconciliation is to be an organisation that recognises and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history and culture which are developed through diversity, opportunities and respectful relationships.
This will be achieved by: increasing employment opportunities, working together with First Australian Peoples for positive social change, increasing strong partnerships; awareness and sharing of cultures, developing emerging leaders, embracing and appreciating, accepting and understanding each other.
Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s first peoples
The LGAQ has developed a website to provide factual details about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first people.
For further information visit www.recogniseaustraliasfirstpeoples.com