What we heard from the community

We completed 3 key phases of community consultations to help us develop the Boroondara Reconciliation Strategy (the Strategy).

Our consultations were with:

  • stakeholders from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sector
  • the community
  • service providers and organisations.

We put together a summary of the key findings from these consultations.

It’s important to note that the City of Boroondara is starting its formal reconciliation journey. We may need a number of years to complete the important introductory work before we can progress some initiatives. It’s also important to note some of the ideas we heard in community consultations are not part of Council’s role. However, where we can, we will advocate to other levels of government on certain issues. We may also facilitate partnerships between different groups in the community.

    A close up of a tree on the In the past, we have recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritages by adopting the:  Recognising Indigenous Culture and Heritage Policy 2009–13 Reconciliation Policy and Action Plan 2004–07 Reconciliation Action Plan 2000–03.  We have listed some of the reconciliation actions we have taken over the past 5 years below.