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Reconciliation Action Plan


The Huon Valley Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the South East Nation, the Melukerdee people of the Huon River and the Lyluequonny people of the Far South. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

The Huon Valley Council is committed to strengthening our relationships and working partnerships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, so that we can support their languages, culture and heritage to be respected, shared and celebrated into the future.

We have begun development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which will guide and drive our reconciliation efforts as an organisation.

We are starting out at a ‘Reflect’ stage, which means the plan will scope our capacity for reconciliation and set out actions that will prepare our organisation for the journey ahead.

Have Your Say on the ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan

  • Take the survey on SurveyMonkey (closes 16 December 2020)
  • Contact us on (03) 6264 0300 or via hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au for a private discussion on what you think Council could commit to in our RAP.

We are particularly interested in hearing from Aboriginal people and groups in the Huon Valley to ensure your aspirations for reconciliation action in our community are reflected in the RAP.

Hardcopy surveys can also be downloaded or posted on request. Contact us on 6264 0300 or via hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au to request a copy, and return to our Customer Service Centre or mail to PO Box 210 Huonville, TAS 7109.

Through a significant engagement process, we hope to understand the aspirations of the local Aboriginal community, the wider Huon Valley community, and our staff. The ideas and feedback received through this process will directly shape the actions set out in the RAP and influence how we approach them.

We are currently making contact with stakeholders so that we can listen to and seek to understand what their aspirations are for reconciliation action in our community, and how they want to see Council approach the RAP.

Key Dates

  • 11/11/2020 Consultation opens
  • 2/12/2020 Consultation closes

Project Cycle

  1. Survey opens
  2. Survey closes
  3. Review findings
  4. Council workshop
  5. Draft reviewed by stakeholders
  6. Council Meeting