Reconciliation Action Plan
The City of Belmont is committed to supporting the local Aboriginal community by celebrating local Aboriginal art, cultures, histories and the valuable contribution Aboriginal people make within the community.
About the Reconciliation Action Plan
The City’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2015-2017 formalised the City’s commitment and response to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This RAP outlines the actions the City will take to:
- Recognise the importance of meaningful engagement and mutual respect;
- Use culturally-appropriate practices and protocols to understand and meet the needs of local communities;
- Continue to build trust and create opportunities to develop positive outcomes;
- Continue to build strong relationships with the local Aboriginal community and organisations to help Aboriginal people to have their voices heard.
The City has partnered with Aboriginal people and organisations in developing this RAP. The City is grateful for the contributions from its Aboriginal Advisory Group (AAG)
, community members, stakeholders and Reconciliation Australia
to develop a meaningful and achievable Plan.
About the artwork
The artwork featured on the cover of the RAP was created by Nerolie Edith Blurton, a proud Badimia, Yamatji and Noongar woman.
“The river runs up the middle and branches off into the community. The Wargyl is connected to the river and reminds us of the Ancestors who are in the river as spirit people guiding us. Symbols of peace and harmony are connected to this. Wargyl’s back to represent all people, respecting our history and all respecting each other.
“The red corner is the lines of blood and each side coming together connected by the river. The large area in light green is the whole community, all its people and places. They come together at the main waterholes. Travelling to the waterholes to connect and understand each other. The turtle is a connection to the Belmont area which is placed in the orange to represent hope – as the sun rises.”
- Nerolie Blurton