Shire of Toodyay Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2026

Published on Monday, 12 June 2023 at 12:00:00 PM

The Shire’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for 2023-2026 – developed with the assistance of Noongar Kaartdijin Aboriginal Corporation (NKAC) and the RAP Working Group – is now complete and available for community access.

This is the Shire’s second RAP, and has been designed to align with the upcoming Toodyay Community Strategic Plan. It includes four core pillars that will guide us in our reconciliation journey over the next three years – relationships, respect, opportunities, and governance – and aims to transform good intentions and discussions into measurable actions that support and empower the local and wider Aboriginal community.

Over the course of the first RAP (2020-2023) many progressive activities have taken place and achievements been made, including: 

  • Aboriginal flag flown at Shire buildings, and acknowledgement of country at all Shire events
  • Annual support for NAIDOC activities and Reconciliation Week celebrations
  • Aboriginal history included in the Shire museum’s online educational resources
  • Significant partnership between NKAC and the Shire (funded through Lotterywest) to develop the Gnulla Karnany Waangkiny (Our Truth Telling) project, highlighting Noongar heritage relevant to this region and ensuring a more inclusive museum through the inclusion of Noongar culture and history
  • ‘Welcome to Noongar boodja’ wall mural completed at Toodyay Visitor Centre
  • Support (financial and practical) to NKAC in its development of the ‘Noongar Trail’ – a walk trail and self-drive tour of various important Noongar places around town and surrounds – to be launched in 2023

We look forward to making further progress as we continue paving our pathway to reconciliation.

Click here or the image below to view the Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2026.

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