Aboriginal Partnership Plan
This Aboriginal Partnership Plan has been developed to form part of the Council’s Community Engagement Strategy. It outlines a focused and agreed approach for the City of Launceston to engage with Aboriginal People in a culturally respectful and genuine manner.
Download the Aboriginal Partnership Plan(PDF, 5MB)
The City of Launceston has a strong desire and responsibility to respond to the needs of Aboriginal People in the Launceston region. This can include an advocacy and facilitation role regarding Aboriginal cultural heritage and its contemporary expression, health, wellbeing and economic issues. The Council has a sound and progressive community engagement approach which is informed by the City of Launceston’s Community Engagement Framework and Community Engagement Strategy.
The objectives of the Council’s Community Engagement Framework are to:
- ensure our Councillors and Council employees have a clear understanding of, and a commitment to engage with the community about decisions that will have an effect on their lives
- ensure there is a coordinated and a consistent approach to community engagement across our municipality
- ensure all community engagement strategies and activities are carried out to a high standard and are inclusive of all
- ensure the feedback from the community will be listened to, respected and taken into account
= acknowledge that as a service delivery organisation, and a monopoly provider, there is a moral obligation to enable constant dialogue.
The Council acknowledges that previous approaches have tended not to effectively engage with as large a cross-section of local Aboriginal People as we would like.
The Council wishes for this to change and has identified the need to have a meaningful partnership with local Aboriginal People, so as to improve our engagement and understanding of our respective needs and cultural requirements. This Aboriginal Partnership Plan has been developed to form part of the Council’s Community Engagement Strategy. It outlines a focused and agreed approach for the City of Launceston to engage with Aboriginal People in a culturally respectful and genuine manner.