Aboriginal Darebin

Action plans

The Action Plan formalises Council’s long–standing commitment and relationship with the Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan 2017-2021

Council’s work supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is progressed through the Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan 2017-2021.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan formalises Council’s long–standing commitment and relationship with the Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strai Islander community. The Plan maps Council’s future directions, strengthening Council’s partnerships in facilitating a more inclusive and equitable society through a range of actions and commitments that respect the principles and philosophies of community control and self-determination. These principles value Aboriginal people’s right to full and equal participation in community life as a priority in achieving Council’s broader goals of achieving an equitable and just society.

The plan was developed with the support of the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

More recently our commitment is reaffirmed in the Darebin Council Plan 2017-20121

  • We will be responsive and respectful to the current and emerging aspirations of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Darebin.
  • We respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture and actively seek to commemorate, celebrate and honour it in our places, planning, activities and events.
  • We work with the 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies based in Darebin to achieve the goals of the community through partnerships, collaboration and co-investment.
  • We acknowledge and respect Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities leadership towards self-determination and treaty, and we will work with the Victorian Government process to ensure it becomes a reality.

Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2027

The Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and Action Plan is a long-term strategy aimed at building an organisational foundation to increase employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Darebin.

Informed by findings of consultations undertaken with the DAAC, Community members and other internal and external stakeholders, it builds on and leverages off Darebin City Council’s (Council) years of building relationships and the development of collaborative partnerships supporting equity, health and wellbeing outcomes.

The Strategy aligns with strategic priorities as outlined in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy Action Plan 2017-2027 and its key equity and inclusion principals of Social justice, Accountability, Participation, Empowerment, Human rights, Diversity - ‘working with our diverse community to build a sustainable and livable City’. The Action Plan will be annually reviewed.