Council endorses Uluru Statement from the Heart

Published on 18 May 2022

Aboriginal flag at half mast outside Council building

Kiama Council has affirmed and endorsed the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart and committed to enacting its principles.

Councillors last night supported the motion from Cr. Stuart Larkins, which included a number of specific actions for Council:

  • to consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as to how best to incorporate the Uluru Statement from the Heart into Council’s Community Strategic Plan
  • the Chief Executive Officer and Mayor jointly write to the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Council with a view to commence negotiations towards the signing a Principles of Co-operation Agreement between Council and the Local Aboriginal Land Council.
  • Council expresses, through the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Joint Organisation, the need for a regional Principles of Co-Operation Agreement between Local Aboriginal Land Councils and the regions local governments.

The motion also includes the commitment that Council, as part of future budget considerations, explores community-based and culturally appropriate initiatives to improve access and support to aged care services and My Aged Care plans for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders by Council’s Blue Haven business. 


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