The Awabakal and Worimi peoples are acknowledged by Council as the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of Newcastle.
Council has demonstrated its commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through the signing of A Commitment by City Of Newcastle To Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of The City of Newcastle in 1998.
Council further demonstrated its commitment to the reconciliation process and social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Newcastle LGA by endorsing a new Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2024. Council's Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is currently being updated and will be launched in 2022.
Council is also in the process of developing a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, which will replace the existing Equal Employment Opportunity Management Plan, and will outline Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement as one of its strategic focus areas. The Diversity & Inclusion Strategy will be launched in 2022.
These documents form part of the tiered structure of strategies that align with the legislative Integrated Planning and Reporting framework.
- Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2018 - 2021 (pdf)
- Reconciliation-Action-Plan-2021-2024 (pdf)
- EEO Management Plan 2018-2021 (pdf)
- Workforce Management Plan 2018-2022 (pdf)
- Commitment by Newcastle City Council to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of The City of Newcastle (pdf)
For further information please contact the Aboriginal Engagement Partner, Jody Clark, on (02) 4974 2852.