A brief overview of Council’s key actions supporting reconciliation;
2001 Council establishes the Whittlesea Reconciliation Group.
2002 Council adopts an inaugural Indigenous Reconciliation Policy.
2005 Koori Christmas BBQ established.
2007 Reconciliation Dinner and National Sorry Day events established.
2007 Aboriginal Liaison Officer Position is established
2009 Aboriginal Project Officer for Bubup Wilam is established as a fixed-term position.
2010 Youth Services Officer (Aboriginal portfolio) is established as a full-time permanent position.
2010 The first Aboriginal community-controlled organisation in Whittlesea was incorporated – Bubup Wiliam for Early Learning Centre Inc.
2011 The Traditional Owner Acknowledgement Statement is translated into eight local languages.
2011 Local Aboriginal Elders Social Support group established
2012 The Bubup Wilam for Early Learning Centre is officially opened.
2012 Aboriginal Employment Pathways Strategy is adopted by Council.
2012 The city of Whittlesea Reconciliation Action Plan is adopted by Council.
2013 146 senior Council staff attend Cultural Awareness training.
2014 Construction of Council’s Sorry Space (dedicated to the Stolen Generations) is completed.
2014 Establishment of biannual meetings with the Aboriginal community and CEO and Mayor.
2015 Council adopts an updated Aboriginal Reconciliation Policy & Aboriginal Inclusion Charter.
2015 Council adopts Building Respect: Whittlesea’s Anti-racism Strategy 2015 -2019.
On National Sorry Day 2014, Council and the WRG unveiled the City of Whittlesea's Sorry Space - a community reflective space dedicated to members of the Stolen Generations and the Traditional Owners of this land, the Wurundjeri Willum people.
The Sorry Space displays a plaque that was presented to Council by Connecting Home and features a stone plinth for smoking ceremonies and fire rituals.