Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation event at the Campbelltown Arts Centre
Reconciliation event held at the Campbelltown Arts Centre

Our vision for Reconciliation

Campbelltown City Council's vision for reconciliation is for an Australia where Australians know we are truly reconciled and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have equal access to the opportunities offered by our city and equally benefit from them.

That the strength, resilience and love of country by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is truly understood, respected and valued and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians walk a shared pathway to the future.

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Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2021(PDF, 14MB)

We are working on updates to our Reconciliation Action Plan, to continue to help guide the people in our organisation to embrace and act upon reconciliation in alignment with our values of teamwork, respect, trust, integrity and optimism. Our aim is for reconciliation to be part of everyone's business within Council, building upon Council's Statement of Commitment to Aboriginal People.

Aboriginal Statement - 2014

The Council of the City of Campbelltown acknowledges that Aboriginal Australians were the original owners and occupiers of this land who have survived European settlement for more than two centuries.

Campbelltown covers an area of approximately 312 square kilometres and is home to over 150,000 people of many backgrounds and different cultures.

The arrival of Europeans brought massive changes to the land and its Indigenous people. For its part Campbelltown City Council acknowledges, regrets and is saddened by the loss of the Indigenous people of their land, their children, their culture and their lives.

We acknowledge the rights of Aboriginal Australians to live according to their own values and customs subject to law, and we commit ourselves to respecting those values, customs, Aboriginal sacred sites and special places.