City of Fremantle Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan

Consultation has concluded. You can find the final WRAP on the City's website at: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/strategic-and-key-documents

Kaya!

We're seeking your feedback on the draft City of Fremantle Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan.



Kaya nidja Walyalap, wadjak boodja wer nyidiyang boodja. (Hello this is freo wadjak country and white fella country). Ngalak kaadatj ngalang wadjak moort wirin keniny, kawininy, kakarookiny wer warangkiny, (We acknowledge our wadjak families spirits celebrating, laughing, dancing and singing).

- translated by Nyoongar Linguist Sharon Gregory


The City of Fremantle acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Whadjuk people. The land where Fremantle (Walyalup) sits has always been a place of ceremonies, significant cultural practices and trading.


Our vision for reconciliation

The City’s vision for reconciliation is to create an inclusive, caring community where Aboriginal people experience the same life outcomes as other Australians, and where their special place in our nation and our City is recognised. We want a community and an organisation in which Aboriginal people are acknowledged, listened to and understood; a community and organisation that respect and tell the truth about history, and where healing and growth is nurtured by all of us. Ultimately, we want this to be a shared vision for Fremantle, where the City embraces culture and heritage, and where Aboriginal people are part of making decisions and improvements for the wellbeing of people.

Our Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a three year plan that is reported on annually. This is Council’s first RAP following the formative policy for respect, recognition and conciliation with Aboriginal people in 2000. Based on recommendation from Reconciliation Australia on the work the City of Fremantle has done thus far, Council decided to begin with a Stretch RAP.

This draft RAP was developed in consultation with the RAP Working Group, local Aboriginal community, elders and other stakeholders through a series of workshops and meetings facilitated by Kambarang Services. The diverse input from over 100 people has been summarised into a practical plan for Reconciliation, focused around Relationships, Respect, Opportunity and Governance. It contains 15 actions and 74 deliverables.

Our hope is that, in working together, speaking together, hearing each other and most of all committing to a better future together we will replace ignorance, mistrust, racism and hostility with genuine connection, trust and unity.


There are several ways to access the draft RAP or find out more:

  • View the draft RAP online, by clicking here or visiting the document library on this page.

Hard copies and submission forms are also available at:

  • The Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre (WACC), Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Staff are also available at the WACC during these times to tell you more about the RAP and a paper submission form is available.
  • The Wanjoo Lounge at Fremantle Library, staffed by volunteers Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm. A paper submission form is available.
  • The Meeting Place, 245 South Terrace South Fremantle. The centre is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm (office support 9.00am to 12 noon).


We encourage you to read the draft Walyalup RAP including the actions and tell us your thoughts below by 4.00pm Monday 27 May 2019.


Kaya!

We're seeking your feedback on the draft City of Fremantle Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan.



Kaya nidja Walyalap, wadjak boodja wer nyidiyang boodja. (Hello this is freo wadjak country and white fella country). Ngalak kaadatj ngalang wadjak moort wirin keniny, kawininy, kakarookiny wer warangkiny, (We acknowledge our wadjak families spirits celebrating, laughing, dancing and singing).

- translated by Nyoongar Linguist Sharon Gregory


The City of Fremantle acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Whadjuk people. The land where Fremantle (Walyalup) sits has always been a place of ceremonies, significant cultural practices and trading.


Our vision for reconciliation

The City’s vision for reconciliation is to create an inclusive, caring community where Aboriginal people experience the same life outcomes as other Australians, and where their special place in our nation and our City is recognised. We want a community and an organisation in which Aboriginal people are acknowledged, listened to and understood; a community and organisation that respect and tell the truth about history, and where healing and growth is nurtured by all of us. Ultimately, we want this to be a shared vision for Fremantle, where the City embraces culture and heritage, and where Aboriginal people are part of making decisions and improvements for the wellbeing of people.

Our Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a three year plan that is reported on annually. This is Council’s first RAP following the formative policy for respect, recognition and conciliation with Aboriginal people in 2000. Based on recommendation from Reconciliation Australia on the work the City of Fremantle has done thus far, Council decided to begin with a Stretch RAP.

This draft RAP was developed in consultation with the RAP Working Group, local Aboriginal community, elders and other stakeholders through a series of workshops and meetings facilitated by Kambarang Services. The diverse input from over 100 people has been summarised into a practical plan for Reconciliation, focused around Relationships, Respect, Opportunity and Governance. It contains 15 actions and 74 deliverables.

Our hope is that, in working together, speaking together, hearing each other and most of all committing to a better future together we will replace ignorance, mistrust, racism and hostility with genuine connection, trust and unity.


There are several ways to access the draft RAP or find out more:

  • View the draft RAP online, by clicking here or visiting the document library on this page.

Hard copies and submission forms are also available at:

  • The Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre (WACC), Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Staff are also available at the WACC during these times to tell you more about the RAP and a paper submission form is available.
  • The Wanjoo Lounge at Fremantle Library, staffed by volunteers Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm. A paper submission form is available.
  • The Meeting Place, 245 South Terrace South Fremantle. The centre is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm (office support 9.00am to 12 noon).


We encourage you to read the draft Walyalup RAP including the actions and tell us your thoughts below by 4.00pm Monday 27 May 2019.


Consultation has concluded. You can find the final WRAP on the City's website at: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/strategic-and-key-documents
  • Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-22 Officially Launched

    4 months ago
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    The Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-22 was finalised and launched on July 10 2019 at a special Elders Lunch as part of our NAIDOC week celebrations.

    Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt expressed his thanks to all of the community members who contributed to the plan.

    The Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan outlines 19 actions and 106 deliverable outcomes over the next three years, including establishing a strategy and agreed representation for Aboriginal stakeholder input.

    The actions range from symbolic measures such as exploring the viability of a ‘treaty’ or equivalent agreement and identifying the opportunities for co-naming locations, streets and parks to practical steps around increasing Aboriginal employment and the procurement of Aboriginal services.

    You can access the final document on the City of Fremantle website by clicking here or visiting: https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/strategic-and-key-documents

    The Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-22 was finalised and launched on July 10 2019 at a special Elders Lunch as part of our NAIDOC week celebrations.

    Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt expressed his thanks to all of the community members who contributed to the plan.

    The Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan outlines 19 actions and 106 deliverable outcomes over the next three years, including establishing a strategy and agreed representation for Aboriginal stakeholder input.

    The actions range from symbolic measures such as exploring the viability of a ‘treaty’ or equivalent agreement and identifying the opportunities for co-naming locations, streets and parks to practical steps around increasing Aboriginal employment and the procurement of Aboriginal services.

    You can access the final document on the City of Fremantle website by clicking here or visiting: https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/strategic-and-key-documents

  • WRAP Adopted by Council

    5 months ago
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    Following 18 months of engagement, the City of Fremantle Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan was adopted at the Ordinary Council meeting on 26 June.

    Read more in the media release by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/news-and-media/2762019-fremantle-adopts-walyalup-reconciliation-action-plan

    Following 18 months of engagement, the City of Fremantle Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan was adopted at the Ordinary Council meeting on 26 June.

    Read more in the media release by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/news-and-media/2762019-fremantle-adopts-walyalup-reconciliation-action-plan

  • Draft WRAP to Committee and Council

    5 months ago

    The draft Walyalup City of Fremantle Reconciliation Action Plan (WRAP) is going to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) committee on Wednesday 12 June 2019, and is expected to go to an Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

    The details are:

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee - Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Ordinary Council Meeting- Wednesday 26 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Both meetings will be held in North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Rd North Fremantle.

    Members of the public are welcome to ask a question, make a statement or just observe the proceedings. To find out how to register to speak at a meeting please click here.

    Meeting agendas and further details can be accessed on the City of Fremantle agendas and minutes page by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes


    The draft Walyalup City of Fremantle Reconciliation Action Plan (WRAP) is going to the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) committee on Wednesday 12 June 2019, and is expected to go to an Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

    The details are:

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee - Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Ordinary Council Meeting- Wednesday 26 June 2019, 6.00pm.

    Both meetings will be held in North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Rd North Fremantle.

    Members of the public are welcome to ask a question, make a statement or just observe the proceedings. To find out how to register to speak at a meeting please click here.

    Meeting agendas and further details can be accessed on the City of Fremantle agendas and minutes page by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes