Meet­ing reaf­firms rec­on­cil­i­a­tion vow

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

LO­CAL par­lia­ment mem­bers re­cently at­tended the City of Bel­mont’s Abo­rig­i­nal Ref­er­ence Com­mit­tee (ARC) meet­ing.

“It was a great op­por­tu­nity for Steve Irons and Glenys God­frey to meet with the ARC’s Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity mem­bers, key lo­cal and re­gional stake­hold­ers and staff to learn more about each other’s roles, ac­tiv­i­ties and fu­ture strate­gies to ul­ti­mately meet the needs of lo­cal Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties,” Bel­mont chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu­art said.

“The ARC is now a well-es­tab­lished com­mit­tee grow­ing from its in­cep­tion in 2013 to a ro­bust and ef­fec­tive group con­sist­ing of 25 ac­tive mem­bers.”

Mem­ber­ship is made up of lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers in­clud­ing Noon­gar El­ders and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from key non-gov­ern­ment and gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing the Hous­ing Au­thor­ity, WA Po­lice, Jacaranda Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Bel­mont

Cole City Col­lege.

“The com­mu­nity, lo­cal, State and Fed­eral gov­ern­ments are united in their vi­sion and have been work­ing to­gether in part­ner­ship to de­velop and im­ple­ment the City’s Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ac­tion Plan,” Mr Cole said.

“The City is com­mit­ted to fur­ther strengthen re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ships, to max­imise op­por­tu­ni­ties with the shared vi­sion and aim of achiev­ing mean­ing­ful out­comes for com­mu­ni­ties within Bel­mont.”

Mem­bers of the City of Bel­mont Abo­rig­i­nal Ref­er­ence Com­mit­tee, which met with mem­bers of lo­cal, State and Fed­eral gov­ern­ments re­cently.

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