Reconciliation Charter and Policy
Nillumbik Shire Council is committed to reconciliation with the Wurundjeri-willam clan of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. This commitment is expressed in Council’s Policy Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Australians (1998) and the Nillumbik Shire Council Reconciliation Charter (2008). The Policy Commitment includes an acknowledgement statement and Apology, as well as an ongoing commitment to reconciliation.
Both documents are available to download under Related Documents.
Civic Statement of Acknowledgement
The following words are read at the beginning of each Council meeting:
“Nillumbik Shire Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri as the traditional custodians of the land now known as the Shire of Nillumbik and values the significance of the Wurundjeri people’s history as essential to the unique character of the Shire.”
This statement expresses Council’s commitment to respect and recognise the culture, language and practices of the people of the Wurundjeri-willam clan of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and also to support and encourage their remaining descendants in their efforts to restore, maintain and reassert their culture.