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A contemporary role for Traditional Owners in Freo

Last week the Fremantle Council adopted its One Planet Living Strategy – a comprehensive plan for how the City of Fremantle plans to improve the quality of live while simultaneously reducing our use of the earth’s resources. (Read all the detail on pages 89 – 109 here.)

I added a specific goal to the “Culture and Heritage” principle that is close to my heart, that we:

“Establish policy and procedures to adopt best practice engagement and consultation with Traditional Owners by October 2015.”

Len Collard opened the new council in October 2013 - the first time a Traditional Owner has been invited to do so.

Len Collard opened the new Council in October 2013 – the first time a Traditional Owner has been invited to do so.

In 2011 Council endorsed terms of reference for an Aboriginal Working Group that had four aims,
including:

1. Representation of Aboriginal people on Council.

– Work with council to pass on knowledge which may influence the decision making function of the Elected Members.
– To investigate and recommend a formal mechanism to ensure ongoing Aboriginal representation on Council Read more »